Elaine is a tiny city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 468 people and just one neighborhood, Elaine is the 235th largest community in Arkansas.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Elaine is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 42.78% of the Elaine workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Elaine is a city of service providers, transportation and shipping workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elaine who work in farm management occupations (13.90%), office and administrative support (11.23%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (10.16%).
You will also find that a lot of people in Elaine work in agricultural jobs - much more than in the average community in America. This will be quite apparent if you drive around town, as much of the landscape is dedicated to farms.
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Elaine is worth considering.
Being a small city, Elaine does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The population of Elaine has a very low overall level of education: only 6.34% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Elaine in 2018 was $26,723, which is upper middle income relative to Arkansas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,892 for a family of four. However, Elaine contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Elaine is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Elaine home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Elaine residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Elaine include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Elaine is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
It used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history. But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 10.9% of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of such workers than 99.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 4 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 98.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
If you're planning where to retire, the neighborhood in Elaine is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in AR, offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better for retirement living than 88.7% of the neighborhoods in Arkansas. If you are considering retiring to Arkansas, this is a good neighborhood to look at.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more African and Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 15.7% of this neighborhood's residents have African ancestry and 15.7% have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Elaine are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 90.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 27.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 77.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 27.2% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 23.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (21.9%), and 17.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.0% of households.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Elaine, AR, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Sub-Saharan African (15.7%). There are also a number of people of African ancestry (15.7%), and residents who report Irish roots (6.9%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (5.9%), along with some English ancestry residents (2.5%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (45.2% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (77.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (12.3%) and 6.6% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.