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Lapel, IN

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Overview


Lapel is a very small town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 2,383 people and just one neighborhood, Lapel is the 218th largest community in Indiana.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns, Lapel isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lapel are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lapel is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lapel who work in management occupations (16.02%), business and financial occupations (10.61%), and sales jobs (9.81%).

Also of interest is that Lapel 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: 11.09% 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

Lapel 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 overall education level of Lapel is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.58% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Lapel in 2018 was $34,761, 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 $139,044 for a family of four. However, Lapel contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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Diversity

Significantly, 1.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

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 Lapel are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 55.2% of the neighborhoods in America. With 11.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 51.7% 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, 44.0% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 24.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (18.3%), and 13.7% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.0% of households. Some people also speak Italian (3.7%).

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 Lapel, IN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (18.2%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (12.8%), and residents who report Irish roots (7.0%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (3.7%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (1.8%), among others.

Getting to Work

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 between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (39.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (78.9%) 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 (7.2%) . 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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