Heber Springs is a somewhat small city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 7,156 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Heber Springs is the 53rd largest community in Arkansas.
Heber Springs real estate is some of the most expensive in Arkansas, although Heber Springs house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Heber Springs is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Heber Springs is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Heber Springs who work in office and administrative support (13.36%), sales jobs (12.61%), and food service (5.89%).
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!) Heber Springs 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. Heber Springs has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Heber Springs than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Heber Springs may be for you.
One of the benefits of Heber Springs is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.43 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The citizens of Heber Springs are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.22% of adults in Heber Springs having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Heber Springs in 2010 was $21,222, 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 $84,888 for a family of four. However, Heber Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Heber Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Heber Springs residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Heber Springs include Irish, English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Heber Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.