Eureka Springs is a very small city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 2,074 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Eureka Springs is the 139th largest community in Arkansas. Eureka Springs has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Eureka Springs is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 office and administrative support (16.78%), management occupations (15.22%), and sales jobs (12.98%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 16.40% 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.
The city 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, Eureka Springs has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Eureka Springs a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One of the benefits of Eureka Springs is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.52 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Being a small city, Eureka Springs does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Eureka Springs citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.68% of adults in Eureka Springs have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Eureka Springs in 2010 was $22,269, 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 $89,076 for a family of four. However, Eureka Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Eureka Springs is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Eureka Springs include German, Irish, English, French, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Eureka Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.