Garfield is a tiny town located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 524 people and just one neighborhood, Garfield is the 236th largest community in Arkansas.
Real Estate Prices
Garfield real estate is some of the most expensive in Arkansas, although Garfield house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Garfield is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Garfield is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Garfield who work in office and administrative support (19.60%), teaching (11.06%) and sales jobs (8.54%).
Also of interest is that Garfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.67% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Garfield is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Garfield a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Garfield has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Garfield’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Garfield, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.29 minutes every day commuting to work.
Garfield 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.