Bourbon is a very small town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 1,683 people and just one neighborhood, Bourbon is the 262nd largest community in Indiana.
Bourbon real estate is some of the most expensive in Indiana, although Bourbon house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bourbon is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bourbon is a town of professionals, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bourbon who work in teaching (11.49%), office and administrative support (9.60%), and food service (8.84%).
Also of interest is that Bourbon has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Being a small town, Bourbon does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The population of Bourbon overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Bourbon, 21.61% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Bourbon in 2018 was $24,348, which is lower middle income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,392 for a family of four. However, Bourbon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Bourbon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bourbon residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Bourbon include German, English, Irish, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Bourbon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and German/Yiddish.
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.
If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no further than this unique neighborhood. With 4.0% of residents in the neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than 97.1% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
The neighborhood stands out within Indiana for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students, is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider. Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone, ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 7.9% of college-friendly places to live in IN.
Significantly, 3.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak German/Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Bourbon are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 59.0% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 8.2% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 55.9% of America'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, 32.6% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 30.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (20.8%), and 15.3% 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 95.9% of households. Some people also speak German/Yiddish (3.6%).
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 Bourbon, IN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (22.1%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (10.2%), and residents who report Irish roots (3.6%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (2.9%), along with some Welsh ancestry residents (2.0%), 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 between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (50.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (77.9%) 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 (10.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.