Walnut Ridge is a very small city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 4,673 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Walnut Ridge is the 66th largest community in Arkansas.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Walnut Ridge is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Walnut Ridge is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Walnut Ridge who work in office and administrative support (18.08%), teaching (14.20%), and sales jobs (9.50%).
A relatively large number of people in Walnut Ridge telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.17% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Walnut Ridge is worth considering.
As is often the case in a small city, Walnut Ridge doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of adults in Walnut Ridge with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.57% of adults in Walnut Ridge have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Walnut Ridge in 2010 was $18,718, which is middle income relative to Arkansas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $74,872 for a family of four. However, Walnut Ridge contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Walnut Ridge home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Walnut Ridge residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Walnut Ridge include Irish, English, Dutch, and French .
The most common language spoken in Walnut Ridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.