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Fortville, IN

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Overview


Fortville is a very small town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 4,732 people and just one neighborhood, Fortville is the 133rd largest community in Indiana.

Fortville real estate is some of the most expensive in Indiana, although Fortville house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Fortville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fortville is a town of service providers, construction workers and builders, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fortville who work in office and administrative support (11.27%), management occupations (9.97%), and food service (8.97%).

Also of interest is that Fortville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.27% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Setting & Lifestyle

As is often the case in a small town, Fortville doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Demographics

The education level of Fortville citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.92% of adults 25 and older in Fortville have a college degree.

The per capita income in Fortville in 2018 was $34,236, 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 $136,944 for a family of four. However, Fortville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Fortville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fortville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Fortville include German, English, Irish, British, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Fortville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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.

People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more British ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.5% of this neighborhood's residents have British ancestry.

The Neighbors

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 Fortville are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 59.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% 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 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the neighborhood, 28.3% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 26.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (26.4%), and 18.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.2% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 Fortville, IN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (21.1%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (14.8%), and residents who report Irish roots (8.1%), and some of the residents are also of British ancestry (4.5%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (3.3%), among others.

Getting to Work

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 (51.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (70.5%) 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 (12.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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