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Manila, AR

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Overview


Manila is a very small city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 3,661 people and just one neighborhood, Manila is the 102nd largest community in Arkansas.

Occupations and Workforce

When you are in Manila, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 46.08% of Manila’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Manila is a city of professionals, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Manila who work in healthcare (13.98%), maintenance occupations (8.98%), and sales jobs (6.75%).

Of important note, Manila is also a city of artists. Manila has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Manila’s character.

Setting & Lifestyle

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

Demographics

The rate of college-level education in Manila is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.94% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Manila in 2018 was $31,857, which is wealthy relative to Arkansas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $127,428 for a family of four. However, Manila contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Manila home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Manila residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Manila include Irish, English, German, Dutch, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Manila is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and German/Yiddish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Manila, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Dutch ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Dutch ancestry.

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 Manila are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 61.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 23.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 73.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 41.0% 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 32.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (21.6%), and 2.7% in farming, forestry, or commercial fishing.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.3% of households.

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 Manila, AR, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (9.9%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (8.0%), and residents who report German roots (5.9%), and some of the residents are also of Dutch ancestry (4.6%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (4.4%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.3% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (87.1%) 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 (7.2%) . 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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