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, Greers Ferry isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Greers Ferry are a mix 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 a major vacation destination. Much of the city’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Greers Ferry’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
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, Greers Ferry has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Greers Ferry a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in Greers Ferry is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Greers Ferry, the average commute to work is 30.28 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Being a small city, Greers Ferry does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The population of Greers Ferry has a very low overall level of education: only 8.65% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
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.