St. Charles is a tiny town located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 196 people and just one neighborhood, St. Charles is the 296th largest community in Arkansas.
St. Charles is a blue-collar town, with 41.76% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, St. Charles is a town of construction workers and builders, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in St. Charles who work in art, media, and design (12.09%), business and financial occupations (12.09%), and farm management occupations (10.99%).
Of important note, St. Charles is also a town of artists. St. Charles has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape St. Charles’s character.
Another important characteristic of St. Charles 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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.69% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
St. Charles is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The education level of St. Charles citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.68% of adults in St. Charles have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in St. Charles in 2018 was $23,710, 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 $94,840 for a family of four. However, St. Charles contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
St. Charles is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call St. Charles home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of St. Charles residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. St. Charles also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.58% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in St. Charles include Irish, German, European, Dutch, and Welsh.
The most common language spoken in St. Charles is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Arabic.
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 St. Charles, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
This neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 5 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 98.3% of America.
In addition, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 40.1% of the residential real estate vacant, the neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 97.3% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.
Each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters, or fishers. But the neighborhood truly stands out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers than 97.8% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.
With a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent walkability, the neighborhood rates highly as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college students to live than 86.0% of the neighborhoods in AR. This often also means that the area has certain amenities and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to graduate students.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Czechoslovakian and Finnish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Czechoslovakian ancestry and 1.0% have Finnish ancestry.
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 St. Charles are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 67.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 14.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 58.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 38.2% 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 31.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (17.8%), and 6.4% in farming, forestry, or commercial fishing.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 100.0% of households.
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in St. Charles, AR, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (10.5%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (7.7%), and residents who report Mexican roots (7.6%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (7.2%), along with some French ancestry residents (4.5%), among others.
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 between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (74.3%) 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 (20.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.