Marsing is a very small city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 1,263 people and just one neighborhood, Marsing is the 87th largest community in Idaho.
When you are in Marsing, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 53.31% of Marsing’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Marsing is a city of farmers, fishers, or foresters, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Marsing who work in farm management occupations (33.64%), office and administrative support (10.66%), and sales jobs (7.17%).
You will also find that a lot of people in Marsing work in agricultural jobs - much more than in the average community in America. This will be quite apparent if you drive around town, as much of the landscape is dedicated to farms.
One downside of living in Marsing is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Marsing, the average commute to work is 30.24 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
In terms of college education, Marsing ranks among the least educated cities in the nation, as only 5.20% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Marsing in 2018 was $19,610, which is low income relative to Idaho and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $78,440 for a family of four. However, Marsing contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Marsing is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Marsing home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Marsing, accounting for 58.04% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Marsing residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Marsing include German, English, Irish, Scottish, and Norwegian.
Marsing also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 29.41%.
The most common language spoken in Marsing is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
Each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters, or fishers. But the neighborhood truly stands out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers than 99.5% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.
There is an especially high percentage of incarcerated people (1.5%) living in the neighborhood.
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 Marsing are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 46.3% of the neighborhoods in America. With 23.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 73.2% of U.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, 30.6% 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 20.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in farming, forestry, or commercial fishing (17.0%), and 16.9% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 81.8% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (18.1%).
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 Marsing, ID, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (22.1%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (14.9%), and residents who report English roots (13.4%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (5.0%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (4.2%), among others. In addition, 11.2% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
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 (37.5% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (64.1%) 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 (15.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.