Fort Branch is a very small town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 2,947 people and just one neighborhood, Fort Branch is the 188th largest community in Indiana.
When you are in Fort Branch, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 46.07% of Fort Branch’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Fort Branch is a town of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fort Branch who work in office and administrative support (13.45%), management occupations (8.74%), and farm management occupations (5.27%).
Overall, Fort Branch’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.43 minutes getting to work every day.
As is often the case in a small town, Fort Branch doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The education level of Fort Branch citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.23% of adults 25 and older in Fort Branch have a college degree.
The per capita income in Fort Branch in 2018 was $28,669, which is upper middle income relative to Indiana, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $114,676 for a family of four. However, Fort Branch contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Fort Branch home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fort Branch residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Fort Branch include German, Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Fort Branch is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Fort Branch, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters, or fishers. But the neighborhood truly stands out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers than 96.7% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Residents of the neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 57.6% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.
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 87.8% 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.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Canadian and German ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Canadian ancestry and 36.1% have German ancestry.
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 Fort Branch are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 41.3% of the neighborhoods in America. With 14.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 58.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 40.7% 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 22.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (18.0%), and 14.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.4% of households.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Fort Branch, IN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (36.1%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (9.8%), and residents who report English roots (4.3%), and some of the residents are also of Scots-Irish ancestry (2.4%), along with some Canadian ancestry residents (2.0%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (57.6% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (81.0%) 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 (13.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.