Rexburg is a medium-sized city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 28,337 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Rexburg is the 11th largest community in Idaho. Rexburg has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Rexburg, where 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.
A relatively large number of people in Rexburg telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.72% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Rexburg, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.
Rexburg’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 14.74 minutes getting to work every day.
The education level of Rexburg ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Rexburg, 40.37% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
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 English, German, Danish, Irish, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Rexburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.