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Dixon, IA

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Overview


Dixon is a tiny city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 203 people and just one neighborhood, Dixon is the 430th largest community in Iowa. Dixon has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Dixon real estate is some of the most expensive in Iowa, although Dixon house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some cities, Dixon isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Dixon are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dixon is a city of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Dixon who work in office and administrative support (21.28%), sales jobs (9.93%), and management occupations (6.38%).

Setting & Lifestyle

Because of many things, Dixon is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Dixon 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, Dixon has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Dixon’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

In Dixon, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.02 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

As is often the case in a small city, Dixon doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Demographics

The citizens of Dixon are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.18% of adults in Dixon have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Dixon in 2022 was $39,763, which is wealthy relative to Iowa, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $159,052 for a family of four. However, Dixon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Dixon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dixon residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Dixon include German, Irish, English, Scottish, and Belgian.

The most common language spoken in Dixon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Langs. of India.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Real Estate

Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 18 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 95.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods. One of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.

People

If you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the is an excellent choice for you to consider for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by NeighborhoodScout as among the top 9.0% of retiree-friendly neighborhoods in Iowa, combining peace and quiet, safety from crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking of or planning to retire in Iowa.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more German and Belgian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 55.8% of this neighborhood's residents have German ancestry and 2.2% have Belgian ancestry.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Dixon are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 71.6% of the neighborhoods in America. With 13.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 57.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the neighborhood, 41.2% 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 22.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (18.2%), and 16.3% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.7% of households.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Dixon, IA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (55.8%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (14.7%), and residents who report English roots (6.7%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (5.5%), along with some Danish ancestry residents (2.8%), among others.

Getting to Work

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 (43.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (80.8%) 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 (6.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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