Otwell is a tiny town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 396 people and just one neighborhood, Otwell is the 427th largest community in Indiana.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Otwell is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 74.22% of the Otwell workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Otwell is a town of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Otwell who work in sales jobs (16.00%), legal occupations (7.11%), and business and financial occupations (2.67%).
Otwell’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Otwell has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Otwell has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Otwell than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Otwell may be for you.
Otwell 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.
In terms of college education, Otwell ranks among the least educated cities in the nation, as only 5.34% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Otwell in 2018 was $18,624, which is low income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $74,496 for a family of four.
The people who call Otwell home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Otwell residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Otwell include English, Irish, German, Yugoslavian, and Other West Indian.
The most common language spoken in Otwell is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.
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.
More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the neighborhood than in 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many laborers and manufacturers.
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result, most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis shows that the neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 44.8% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 99.2% of the neighborhoods in the nation.
Unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 93.7% of the neighborhoods in America. One of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.
Our research reveals that 91.1% of commuters who live in the neighborhood get to work each day by driving alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than 96.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more English ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 22.5% of this neighborhood's residents have English 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 Otwell are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 60.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 7.6% 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 57.6% 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, 57.3% 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 20.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (15.8%), and 5.0% 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 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 Otwell, IN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (25.0%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (22.5%), and residents who report Irish roots (11.9%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (5.2%), along with some French ancestry residents (2.5%), 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 (50.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (91.1%) 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.