College City is a tiny city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 537 people and just one neighborhood, College City is the 242nd largest community in Arkansas.
Occupations and Workforce
College City is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.35% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, College City is a city of service providers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in College City who work in personal care services (23.50%), food service (18.03%) and teaching (16.94%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 22.47% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
College City is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the College City area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps College City maintain a good economy.
For a small city, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in College City. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to College City.
One of the benefits of College City is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 13.99 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Being a small city, College City does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.