Pendleton is a very small town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 4,263 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Pendleton is the 139th largest community in Indiana.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Pendleton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pendleton is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pendleton who work in office and administrative support (17.43%), sales jobs (11.63%), and healthcare (9.70%).
In Pendleton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.66 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Pendleton is a small town, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Pendleton, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 91.17% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.
Being a small town, Pendleton does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The overall education level of Pendleton is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.99% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Pendleton in 2010 was $32,809, which is wealthy relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $131,236 for a family of four. However, Pendleton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Pendleton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pendleton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Pendleton include Irish, English, Polish, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Pendleton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.