Greers Ferry, AR
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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.

Greers Ferry real estate is some of the most expensive in Arkansas, although Greers Ferry house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

When you are in Greers Ferry, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 43.10% of Greers Ferry’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Greers Ferry is a city of construction workers and builders, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Greers Ferry who work in office and administrative support (12.41%), sales jobs (8.28%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (6.55%).

A relatively large number of people in Greers Ferry telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.07% 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 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.

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.

As is often the case in a small city, Greers Ferry doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In Greers Ferry, just 9.52% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Greers Ferry in 2010 was $21,094, 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 $84,376 for a family of four. However, Greers Ferry contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Irish, English, Dutch, and Welsh.

The most common language spoken in Greers Ferry is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.

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