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
Emerson is a blue-collar town, with 36.03% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 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.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Emerson has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Emerson has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Emerson than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Emerson may be for you.
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.
As is often the case in a small town, Emerson doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.