Charlotte is a tiny city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 393 people and just one neighborhood, Charlotte is the 410th largest community in Iowa. Charlotte has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Charlotte real estate is some of the most expensive in Iowa, although Charlotte house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
When you are in Charlotte, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 47.90% of Charlotte’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Charlotte is a city of professionals, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Charlotte who work in farm management occupations (12.57%), teaching (10.78%), and office and administrative support (7.19%).
A relatively large number of people in Charlotte telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.38% 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.
The city 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, Charlotte has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Charlotte a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Charlotte 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.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Charlotte rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.59% of adults 25 and older in Charlotte have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Charlotte in 2018 was $31,068, which is middle income relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $124,272 for a family of four. However, Charlotte contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Charlotte home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Charlotte residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Charlotte include German, Irish, Dutch, Swedish, and Lithuanian.
The most common language spoken in Charlotte is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
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 16 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 95.6% of America.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more German and Dutch ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 49.7% of this neighborhood's residents have German ancestry and 6.3% have Dutch ancestry.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Charlotte are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 62.2% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 8.4% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 55.4% of America's neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 38.0% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 32.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (14.2%), and 12.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.2% of households.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Charlotte, IA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (49.7%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (14.4%), and residents who report Dutch roots (6.3%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (4.9%), along with some Norwegian ancestry residents (1.8%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (47.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (76.4%) 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 (8.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.