Fruitland is a tiny city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 955 people and just one neighborhood, Fruitland is the 349th largest community in Iowa.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Fruitland is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fruitland is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Fruitland who work in office and administrative support (15.66%), law enforcement and fire fighting (11.55%), and sales jobs (8.23%).
Also of interest is that Fruitland has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Fruitland 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, Fruitland really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Fruitland 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.
Fruitland 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.
The education level of Fruitland citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.43% of adults 25 and older in Fruitland have a college degree.
The per capita income in Fruitland in 2018 was $32,791, which is upper middle income relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $131,164 for a family of four.
Fruitland is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fruitland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fruitland residents report their race to be White. Fruitland also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.94% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fruitland include German, Irish, English, Welsh, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Fruitland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.
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.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact, despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has 47.4% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a higher proportion than 98.1% of American neighborhoods.
Unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 91.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Croatian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Croatian 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 Fruitland are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 67.9% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 4.7% 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 66.2% 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, 47.4% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 20.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (19.0%), and 12.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (6.3%).
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Fruitland, IA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (28.7%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (14.2%), and residents who report Irish roots (11.2%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (6.5%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (2.1%), 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 (53.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (84.8%) 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 (7.7%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.