Rector is a very small city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 1,836 people and just one neighborhood, Rector is the 167th largest community in Arkansas.
Unlike some cities, Rector isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Rector are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rector is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Rector who work in office and administrative support (16.89%), healthcare suport services (10.86%), and sales jobs (9.80%).
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, Rector has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Rector a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
As is often the case in a small city, Rector doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Rector have a very low rate of college education: just 8.65% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Rector in 2018 was $18,336, 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 $73,344 for a family of four.
The people who call Rector home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rector residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Rector include German, Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Rector is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Arabic.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
Divorcees may find friendship and understanding in this neighborhood, as 25.6% of its residents are divorced. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis found that this divorce rate is higher than in 99.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Rector are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 92.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 28.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 78.6% 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, 25.6% of the working population is employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 25.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (24.3%), and 22.0% in executive, management, and professional occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 100.0% of households.
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 Rector, AR, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (15.9%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (13.2%), and residents who report English roots (12.6%), and some of the residents are also of Scots-Irish ancestry (2.3%).
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 (41.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (82.0%) 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 (10.7%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.