Emerson is a tiny town located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 354 people and just one neighborhood, Emerson is the 259th largest community in Arkansas.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Emerson is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.03% of the Emerson workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Emerson is a town of sales and office workers, service providers and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Emerson who work in sales jobs (13.97%), food service (13.24%) and office and administrative support (11.03%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Emerson is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Emerson enrolled in college, Emerson has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Emerson has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Emerson a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Emerson is a very car-oriented town. 96.92% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Emerson is a small town , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Emerson has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.
Emerson is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.