Greers Ferry is a tiny city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 871 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Greers Ferry is the 192nd largest community in Arkansas.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Greers Ferry is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Greers Ferry is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Greers Ferry who work in office and administrative support (16.23%), sales jobs (11.26%), and management occupations (11.26%).
Of important note, Greers Ferry is also a city of artists. Greers Ferry has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Greers Ferry’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.27% 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.
Another notable thing is that Greers Ferry is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the city’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Greers Ferry is worth considering.
In Greers Ferry, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.28 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small city, Greers Ferry doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Greers Ferry have a very low rate of college education: just 8.65% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Greers Ferry in 2010 was $18,367, which is middle income relative to Arkansas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $73,468 for a family of four.
The people who call Greers Ferry home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Greers Ferry residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Greers Ferry include German, English, Scots-Irish, and Welsh.
The most common language spoken in Greers Ferry is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.