Whittemore is a tiny city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 492 people and just one neighborhood, Whittemore is the 367th largest community in Iowa. Whittemore has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Whittemore is a blue-collar town, with 35.20% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Whittemore is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Whittemore who work in office and administrative support (14.80%), sales jobs (8.00%) and management occupations (6.80%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Whittemore is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Whittemore a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Whittemore has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Whittemore’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Being a small city, Whittemore does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.