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St. Bernice, IN

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Overview


St. Bernice is a tiny town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 595 people and just one neighborhood, St. Bernice is the 387th largest community in Indiana.

Occupations and Workforce

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, St. Bernice is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 65.13% of the St. Bernice workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, St. Bernice is a town of production and manufacturing workers, transportation and shipping workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in St. Bernice who work in maintenance occupations (10.34%), office and administrative support (8.43%), and food service (7.28%).

Setting & Lifestyle

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!) St. Bernice 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. St. Bernice has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in St. Bernice than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, St. Bernice may be for you.

In St. Bernice, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 41.70 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

As is often the case in a small town, St. Bernice doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Demographics

The population of St. Bernice has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 4.75% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in St. Bernice in 2018 was $19,717, which is low income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $78,868 for a family of four.

The people who call St. Bernice home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of St. Bernice residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in St. Bernice include German, British, European, English, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in St. Bernice is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Czechoslovakian and Belgian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Czechoslovakian ancestry and 0.8% have Belgian ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 13.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.0% 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 St. Bernice are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 61.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 7.8% 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 56.9% 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, 39.2% 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 29.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (18.6%), and 11.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 St. Bernice, IN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (21.2%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (10.3%), and residents who report Irish roots (10.0%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (8.8%), along with some French ancestry residents (1.9%), 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 (42.8% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (83.7%) 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 (13.8%) . 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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