Walcott - Blue Grass is a somewhat small town located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 5,311 people and just one neighborhood, Walcott - Blue Grass is the 88th largest community in Iowa.
Unlike some towns, Walcott - Blue Grass isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Walcott - Blue Grass are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Walcott - Blue Grass is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Walcott - Blue Grass who work in office and administrative support (13.16%), management occupations (11.19%), and teaching (7.66%).
Also of interest is that Walcott - Blue Grass has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.47% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
The percentage of people in Walcott - Blue Grass who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.96% of adults in Walcott - Blue Grass have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Walcott - Blue Grass in 2018 was $35,548, which is upper middle income relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $142,192 for a family of four. However, Walcott - Blue Grass contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Walcott - Blue Grass home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Walcott - Blue Grass residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Walcott - Blue Grass include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Walcott - Blue Grass is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Belgian and German ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry and 44.4% have German ancestry.
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 Walcott - Blue Grass are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 59.5% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 9.0% 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 53.8% 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, 36.7% 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 29.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (17.7%), and 15.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.8% of households. Some people also speak Italian (2.1%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Walcott - Blue Grass, IA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (44.4%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (13.0%), and residents who report English roots (9.8%), and some of the residents are also of Norwegian ancestry (4.8%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (4.2%), 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 (47.6% 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.