Glidden is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 1,131 people and just one neighborhood, Glidden is the 234th largest community in Iowa.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities, Glidden isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Glidden are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Glidden is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Glidden who work in sales jobs (12.91%), office and administrative support (9.75%) and management occupations (8.52%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Glidden 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, Glidden’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Glidden spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.27 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Being a small city, Glidden does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.