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Eldridge, IA

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Overview


Eldridge is a somewhat small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 6,756 people and just one neighborhood, Eldridge is the 62nd largest community in Iowa. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Eldridge, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Eldridge, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Eldridge’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Eldridge does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $89,946.00.

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

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Eldridge is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Eldridge is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Eldridge who work in management occupations (14.29%), business and financial occupations (8.60%), and office and administrative support (8.27%).

Also of interest is that Eldridge has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 14.16% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Setting & Lifestyle

Eldridge 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, Eldridge’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Eldridge 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.

Demographics

Eldridge is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 43.31% of adults in Eldridge have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Eldridge in 2022 was $45,273, which is wealthy relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $181,092 for a family of four. However, Eldridge contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Eldridge is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Eldridge home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Eldridge residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Eldridge include German, Irish, English, Dutch, and European.

The most common language spoken in Eldridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

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.

People

In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the neighborhood stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Belgian and German ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry and 39.7% have German 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 Eldridge are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 63.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% 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 100.0% 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, 45.0% 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 27.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (15.9%), and 10.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.0% of households.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 Eldridge, IA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (39.7%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (15.4%), and residents who report English roots (14.5%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (6.6%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (4.7%), 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 (50.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (81.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. 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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