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Knightstown, IN

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Overview


Knightstown is a very small town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 2,150 people and just one neighborhood, Knightstown is the 233rd largest community in Indiana. Much of the housing stock in Knightstown was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Knightstown is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Knightstown is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Knightstown who work in office and administrative support (18.34%), sales jobs (14.03%), and healthcare (10.62%).

Setting & Lifestyle

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.

Knightstown 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.

Demographics

The rate of college-level education in Knightstown is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.97% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Knightstown in 2022 was $28,443, which is middle income relative to Indiana, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $113,772 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, English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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People

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 89.7% 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.

The Neighbors

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 Knightstown are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 71.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 33.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 84.1% of U.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, 27.9% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 27.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (26.9%), and 16.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.7% of households.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 Knightstown, IN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (15.7%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (14.2%), and residents who report Irish roots (12.0%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (1.8%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (1.3%), 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 (36.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (85.8%) 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 (7.4%) . 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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