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Princeton, IA

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Overview


Princeton is a tiny city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 917 people and just one neighborhood, Princeton is the 356th largest community in Iowa.

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

Occupations and Workforce

Princeton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Princeton is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Princeton who work in office and administrative support (12.16%), healthcare (11.74%), and management occupations (11.32%).

Setting & Lifestyle

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Princeton is worth considering.

Princeton 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

In terms of college education, Princeton is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.81% of adults 25 and older in Princeton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Princeton in 2018 was $39,129, which is wealthy relative to Iowa, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $156,516 for a family of four. However, Princeton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Princeton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Princeton residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Princeton include German, Irish, English, Dutch, and Scandinavian.

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

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 Princeton, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

If you're looking for a great spot to raise a family, then look no further than the neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that the combination of good quality public schools, above-average safety from crime, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family homes, help make this neighborhood among the top 11.2% of family-friendly neighborhoods across the state of Iowa. In addition, there are a high proportion of other families with school-aged children living here, making it easy for parents and their children to socialize and develop a sense of community support. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools, in part due to the educational attainment of the parents here, who vote in support of the public schools.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more German and Belgian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 49.2% of this neighborhood's residents have German ancestry and 1.2% have Belgian 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 Princeton are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 62.2% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 5.9% 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 61.7% of America's neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the neighborhood, 39.3% 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 31.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (15.1%), and 13.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.4% 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 Princeton, IA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (49.2%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (19.8%), and residents who report English roots (10.4%), and some of the residents are also of Swedish ancestry (4.4%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (3.6%), 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 between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (56.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (87.6%) 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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