Bayard is a tiny city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 460 people and just one neighborhood, Bayard is the 378th largest community in Iowa. Much of the housing stock in Bayard was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Bayard is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.36% of the Bayard workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Bayard is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bayard who work in sales jobs (12.33%), office and administrative support (10.05%) and healthcare (9.13%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Bayard is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Bayard’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Bayard is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.