Kirby is a tiny town located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 766 people and just one neighborhood, Kirby is the 199th largest community in Arkansas.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Kirby is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 45.27% of the Kirby workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Kirby is a town of construction workers and builders, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kirby who work in healthcare suport services (18.05%), management occupations (10.32%) and farm management occupations (9.46%).
Another important characteristic of Kirby is that a lot of people work in agricultural jobs, especially compared to most other communities in America, and there are quite a number of farms in town.
Also of interest is that Kirby has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
It is a fairly quiet town 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!) Kirby 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. Kirby has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Kirby than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Kirby may be for you.
One downside of living in Kirby, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.94 minutes every day commuting to work.
Being a small town, Kirby does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.