Amana is a tiny town located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 438 people and just one neighborhood, Amana is the 382nd largest community in Iowa. Much of the housing stock in Amana was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Real Estate Prices
Amana real estate is some of the most expensive in Iowa, although Amana house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Amana is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.19% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Amana is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Amana who work in sales jobs (14.05%), management occupations (12.43%) and food service (12.43%).
Also of interest is that Amana has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Amana is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Amana is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Amana really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Amana perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
The town 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, Amana has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Amana a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.44 minutes getting to work every day.
Being a small town, Amana does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.