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Leachville, AR

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Overview


Leachville is a very small city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 1,944 people and just one neighborhood, Leachville is the 155th largest community in Arkansas.

Occupations and Workforce

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Leachville is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 52.07% of the Leachville workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Leachville is a city of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Leachville who work in office and administrative support (11.45%), farm management occupations (10.86%), and maintenance occupations (8.85%).

In addition, many people in Leachville have jobs in agriculture, more so than in most other communities in America. As a result, you will see quite a number of farms around town.

Setting & Lifestyle

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, Leachville has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Leachville a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Leachville is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Demographics

In Leachville, just 11.70% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Leachville in 2018 was $23,970, 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 $95,880 for a family of four. However, Leachville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Leachville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.69% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Leachville is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Leachville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Leachville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Leachville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.97% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Leachville include Irish, German, Dutch, English, and Czech.

The most common language spoken in Leachville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Occupations

NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact, despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has 49.6% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a higher proportion than 98.8% of American neighborhoods.

Furthermore, it used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history. But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 6.5% of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of such workers than 97.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Real Estate

Unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 94.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Leachville are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 74.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 40.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 89.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the neighborhood, 49.6% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 19.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (15.9%), and 8.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 89.8% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (10.2%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the neighborhood in Leachville, AR, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (13.7%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (12.5%), and residents who report German roots (8.3%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (5.8%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (2.7%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (44.7% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (81.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (18.5%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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