Knightstown is a very small town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 2,140 people and just one neighborhood, Knightstown is the 233rd largest community in Indiana. Knightstown has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
Unlike some towns, Knightstown isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Knightstown are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Knightstown is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Knightstown who work in office and administrative support (16.37%), sales jobs (11.05%), and healthcare (9.96%).
The overall crime rate in Knightstown is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
One downside of living in Knightstown is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Knightstown, the average commute to work is 31.75 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Being a small town, Knightstown does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Knightstown rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.34% of adults 25 and older in Knightstown have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Knightstown in 2018 was $28,892, 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 $115,568 for a family of four. However, Knightstown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Knightstown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Knightstown residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Knightstown include German, Irish, English, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Knightstown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.
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 Knightstown, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
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 87.5% 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.
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 Knightstown are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 66.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 41.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 89.5% 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, 28.2% 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 28.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (26.5%), and 16.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.9% 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 Knightstown, IN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (15.2%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (13.6%), and residents who report English roots (7.5%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (1.5%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (1.3%), 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 (37.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (88.2%) 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.