St. Maries is a very small city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 2,423 people and just one neighborhood, St. Maries is the 71st largest community in Idaho.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, St. Maries is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.49% of the St. Maries workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, St. Maries is a city of service providers, construction workers and builders, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in St. Maries who work in food service (10.69%), management occupations (10.60%), and office and administrative support (9.99%).
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 18.67 minutes getting to work every day.
The percentage of adults in St. Maries who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.28% of the adults in St. Maries have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in St. Maries in 2018 was $22,665, which is lower middle income relative to Idaho and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $90,660 for a family of four. However, St. Maries contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call St. Maries home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of St. Maries residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in St. Maries include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and European.
The most common language spoken in St. Maries is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.
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.
Unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 96.8% of the neighborhoods in America. One of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.
If you're planning where to retire, the neighborhood in St. Maries is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in ID, offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better for retirement living than 86.2% of the neighborhoods in Idaho. If you are considering retiring to Idaho, this is a good neighborhood to look at.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Portuguese ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Portuguese ancestry.
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 St. Maries are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 78.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 25.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 75.6% 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, 40.0% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 28.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (19.5%), and 10.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.2% of households.
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 St. Maries, ID, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (20.6%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (12.5%), and residents who report Irish roots (10.1%), and some of the residents are also of Norwegian ancestry (3.9%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (3.6%), among others.
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 under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (56.8% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (89.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.