Vilonia is a very small city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 4,650 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Vilonia is the 85th largest community in Arkansas. Vilonia has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Vilonia, where the median household income is $65,761.00.
Vilonia real estate is some of the most expensive in Arkansas, although Vilonia house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities, Vilonia isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Vilonia are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Vilonia is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Vilonia who work in office and administrative support (9.71%), healthcare (8.85%), and management occupations (8.66%).
Of important note, Vilonia is also a city of artists. Vilonia has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Vilonia’s character.
Also of interest is that Vilonia has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Vilonia is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Vilonia a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Vilonia has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Vilonia’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Vilonia, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.42 minutes every day commuting to work.
The citizens of Vilonia are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.28% of adults in Vilonia having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Vilonia in 2010 was $25,197, which is wealthy relative to Arkansas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $100,788 for a family of four. However, Vilonia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Vilonia home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Vilonia residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Vilonia include German, Irish, English, French Canadian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Vilonia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.