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Okoboji - Arnolds Park, IA

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Overview


Okoboji - Arnolds Park is a very small town located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 3,992 people and just one neighborhood, Okoboji - Arnolds Park is the 120th largest community in Iowa.

Okoboji - Arnolds Park home prices are not only among the most expensive in Iowa, but Okoboji - Arnolds Park real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns, Okoboji - Arnolds Park isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Okoboji - Arnolds Park are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Okoboji - Arnolds Park is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Okoboji - Arnolds Park who work in sales jobs (16.01%), management occupations (11.50%), and healthcare (6.93%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.39% 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

Another notable thing is that Okoboji - Arnolds Park is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.

Overall, Okoboji - Arnolds Park’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Okoboji - Arnolds Park spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.89 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.

Okoboji - Arnolds Park is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Demographics

The population of Okoboji - Arnolds Park is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 39.18% of adults in Okoboji - Arnolds Park have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Okoboji - Arnolds Park in 2022 was $60,243, which is wealthy relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $240,972 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, English, Norwegian, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Okoboji - Arnolds Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Chinese.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Okoboji - Arnolds Park, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

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.

Real Estate

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 61.4%, which is higher than 99.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Residents of the neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 59.9% 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 96.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Modes of Transportation

Would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer. But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that the neighborhood is a fantastic option for bicycle commuters, as 2.7% of commuters here do ride their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount than we found in 95.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Dutch and German ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Dutch ancestry and 40.2% 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 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 53.0% of the neighborhoods in America. With 15.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 61.5% 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, 32.9% 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 32.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (23.9%), and 10.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.3% of households.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 (40.2%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (14.6%), and residents who report English roots (11.0%), and some of the residents are also of Norwegian ancestry (8.8%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (7.9%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (59.9% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (75.9%) 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 (9.8%) . 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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