Owensville is a very small town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 1,340 people and just one neighborhood, Owensville is the 292nd largest community in Indiana.
When you are in Owensville, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 54.61% of Owensville’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Owensville is a town of production and manufacturing workers, transportation and shipping workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Owensville who work in sales jobs (8.71%), food service (6.70%), and healthcare (6.03%).
Overall, Owensville’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
Owensville 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.
The citizens of Owensville are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.38% of adults in Owensville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Owensville in 2018 was $28,156, 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 $112,624 for a family of four. However, Owensville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Owensville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Owensville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Owensville include German, Irish, English, Welsh, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Owensville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.
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.
This neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 32 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 92.3% of America.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Welsh and Swiss ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Welsh ancestry and 1.3% have Swiss ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.8% 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 96.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Owensville 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. In addition, 2.5% 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 73.7% of America's neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 37.6% 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 37.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (17.2%), and 6.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.0% of households. Some people also speak Italian (2.2%).
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 Owensville, IN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (31.7%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (11.9%), and residents who report English roots (11.4%), and some of the residents are also of Welsh ancestry (3.0%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (2.0%), 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 (46.7% 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 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.