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Wheatland - Grand Mound, IA

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Overview


Wheatland - Grand Mound is a very small town located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 3,824 people and just one neighborhood, Wheatland - Grand Mound is the 127th largest community in Iowa. Wheatland - Grand Mound has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns, Wheatland - Grand Mound isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Wheatland - Grand Mound are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wheatland - Grand Mound is a town of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Wheatland - Grand Mound who work in management occupations (17.96%), sales jobs (10.90%), and office and administrative support (10.80%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.73% 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

Demographics

The percentage of adults in Wheatland - Grand Mound who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.09% of the adults in Wheatland - Grand Mound have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Wheatland - Grand Mound in 2018 was $35,443, which is middle income relative to Iowa, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $141,772 for a family of four. However, Wheatland - Grand Mound contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Wheatland - Grand Mound home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wheatland - Grand Mound residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Wheatland - Grand Mound include German, Irish, English, Dutch, and Norwegian.

The most common language spoken in Wheatland - Grand Mound is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Polish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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Real Estate

Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 22 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 94.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

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, 40.5% of this neighborhood's residents have German ancestry and 0.9% have Belgian ancestry.

The Neighbors

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 Wheatland - Grand Mound are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 48.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 9.2% 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 52.8% of America's neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the neighborhood, 35.3% 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 29.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (20.6%), and 12.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.9% of households. Some people also speak Chinese (2.7%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Wheatland - Grand Mound, IA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (40.5%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (17.3%), and residents who report English roots (4.5%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (3.2%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (3.1%), 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 (30.8% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (84.6%) 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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