Ozark, AR


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Ozark is a very small city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 3,590 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Ozark is the 86th largest community in Arkansas.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Ozark is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ozark is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ozark who work in office and administrative support (22.47%), food service (12.89%), and sales jobs (12.00%).

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

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Ozark spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.74 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

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

In Ozark, just 6.38% 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 Ozark in 2010 was $16,328, which is lower middle income relative to Arkansas, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $65,312 for a family of four. However, Ozark contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Ozark also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.09% of its population below the federal poverty line.

The people who call Ozark home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ozark residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Ozark include Irish, German, Norwegian, and European.

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

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