Eureka Springs is a very small city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 2,083 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Eureka Springs is the 139th largest community in Arkansas. Much of the housing stock in Eureka Springs was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Eureka Springs real estate is some of the most expensive in Arkansas, although Eureka Springs house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Eureka Springs is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Eureka Springs is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Eureka Springs who work in sales jobs (14.89%), office and administrative support (14.02%), and teaching (10.43%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.36% 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.
It is a fairly quiet city 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!) Eureka Springs 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. Eureka Springs has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Eureka Springs than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Eureka Springs may be for you.
The education level of Eureka Springs citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.96% of adults in Eureka Springs have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Eureka Springs in 2010 was $22,795, which is wealthy relative to Arkansas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $91,180 for a family of four. However, Eureka Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Eureka Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Eureka Springs residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Eureka Springs include Irish, English, French , and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Eureka Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.