Rexburg, ID


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Rexburg is a medium-sized city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 27,663 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Rexburg is the 11th largest community in Idaho.

Rexburg is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.47% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Rexburg is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rexburg who work in office and administrative support (18.36%), teaching (13.91%), and sales jobs (12.64%).

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 10.48% 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’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Rexburg spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.15 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The education level of Rexburg citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.56% of adults in Rexburg have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Rexburg in 2010 was $12,914, which is low income relative to Idaho and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $51,656 for a family of four. Rexburg also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 46.11% 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, Irish, Danish, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Rexburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.