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
In addition, Emerson is a college town. There are a lot of students in Emerson attending college, and as a result Emerson provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
The overall crime rate in Emerson is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
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.
Being a small town, Emerson does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.