Rexburg is a medium-sized city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 28,222 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Rexburg is the 11th largest community in Idaho. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Rexburg, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Rexburg, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Rexburg’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Rexburg does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $26,445.00.
Rexburg is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.50% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Rexburg is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rexburg who work in office and administrative support (16.68%), teaching (15.97%), and sales jobs (10.77%).
Of important note, Rexburg is also a city of artists. Rexburg has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Rexburg’s character.
Also of interest is that Rexburg has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.72% 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.
Because Rexburg has a very large number of students who are 18 years or older and in college, it is thought of as a college town. This has a major influence on local Rexburg lifestyle, entertainment, and culture in general. Life in Rexburg is very much tied to the academic calendar: when students return from the summer break in the fall, one will notice them out and about, buying groceries, out with friends, and generally getting re-acquainted with each other. In Rexburg people study hard and play hard, and there is ample opportunity to do both.
Overall, Rexburg’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
One of the benefits of Rexburg is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.74 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Many people in Rexburg take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Rexburg citizens for affordable transportation.
Rexburg is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.37% of adults in Rexburg have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Rexburg in 2010 was $12,747, which is low income relative to Idaho and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $50,988 for a family of four. Rexburg also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 43.22% of its population below the federal poverty line.
The people who call Rexburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rexburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Rexburg include German, Danish, Irish, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Rexburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.