Pendleton is a very small town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 4,371 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 (19.47%), management occupations (11.06%), and sales jobs (9.64%).
Because of many things, Pendleton is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Pendleton really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Pendleton perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly 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!) Pendleton 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. Pendleton has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Pendleton than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Pendleton may be for you.
One downside of living in Pendleton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.36 minutes every day commuting to work.
Being a small town, Pendleton does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Pendleton citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.80% of adults in Pendleton have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Pendleton in 2018 was $34,147, which is wealthy relative to Indiana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $136,588 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 German, Irish, English, Polish, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Pendleton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.