Okoboji - Arnolds Park is a very small town located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 3,964 people and just one neighborhood, Okoboji - Arnolds Park is the 120th largest community in Iowa.
Okoboji - Arnolds Park real estate is some of the most expensive in Iowa, although Okoboji - Arnolds Park house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Okoboji - Arnolds Park is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Okoboji - Arnolds Park is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Okoboji - Arnolds Park who work in sales jobs (14.71%), management occupations (10.98%), and office and administrative support (7.46%).
Another notable thing is that Okoboji - Arnolds Park is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Okoboji - Arnolds Park’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Okoboji - Arnolds Park’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
One of the benefits of Okoboji - Arnolds Park is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.82 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
As is often the case in a small town, Okoboji - Arnolds Park doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Okoboji - Arnolds Park are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 38.59% of adults in Okoboji - Arnolds Park have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Okoboji - Arnolds Park in 2018 was $52,149, which is wealthy relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $208,596 for a family of four. However, Okoboji - Arnolds Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Okoboji - Arnolds Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Okoboji - Arnolds Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Okoboji - Arnolds Park include German, Irish, Norwegian, English, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Okoboji - Arnolds Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Chinese.
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.
If you are planning to retire in Iowa, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Iowa, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 99.6% of neighborhoods in IA. If a Iowa retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.
Despite all of the residential real estate here in the neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 62.5%, which is higher than 99.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Residents of the neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 58.6% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Dutch and Danish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Dutch ancestry and 3.5% have Danish 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 Okoboji - Arnolds Park are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 53.7% of the neighborhoods in America. With 13.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 55.6% of U.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, 32.2% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 31.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (25.9%), and 10.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.6% of households.
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 Okoboji - Arnolds Park, IA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (42.9%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (13.5%), and residents who report Norwegian roots (11.3%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (11.0%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (6.7%), 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 under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (58.6% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (79.4%) 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 (10.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.