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.
A relatively large number of people in Greers Ferry telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.27% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the city experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller city.
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!) Greers Ferry 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. Greers Ferry has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Greers Ferry than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Greers Ferry may be for you.
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.
Being a small city, Greers Ferry does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
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.