Bourbon is a very small town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 1,694 people and just one neighborhood, Bourbon is the 262nd largest community in Indiana.
Bourbon is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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.
Bourbon is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
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.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
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.
With a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent walkability, the neighborhood rates highly as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college students to live than 88.5% of the neighborhoods in IN. This often also means that the area has certain amenities and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to graduate students.
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.
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 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%).
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
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.