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Wakarusa, IN

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Overview


Wakarusa is a very small town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 2,000 people and just one neighborhood, Wakarusa is the 244th largest community in Indiana.

Wakarusa real estate is some of the most expensive in Indiana, although Wakarusa house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns, Wakarusa isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Wakarusa are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wakarusa is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wakarusa who work in sales jobs (10.12%), office and administrative support (9.94%), and management occupations (9.85%).

Setting & Lifestyle

Wakarusa is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Wakarusa’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Being a small town, Wakarusa does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Demographics

In terms of college education, Wakarusa is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.41% of adults in Wakarusa have a college degree.

The per capita income in Wakarusa in 2018 was $30,205, 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 $120,820 for a family of four. However, Wakarusa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Wakarusa is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Wakarusa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wakarusa residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Wakarusa include German, English, Irish, European, and French.

The most common language spoken in Wakarusa is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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.

People

If you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the is an excellent choice for you to consider for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by NeighborhoodScout as among the top 7.7% of retiree-friendly neighborhoods in Indiana, combining peace and quiet, safety from crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking of or planning to retire in Indiana.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Swiss and Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Swiss ancestry and 5.3% have Scottish ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak German/Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Wakarusa are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 58.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 5.2% 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 64.5% 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, 38.3% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 34.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (15.6%), and 11.8% 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 91.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 Wakarusa, IN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (30.4%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (11.5%), and residents who report Irish roots (7.0%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (5.3%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (5.3%), among others.

Getting to Work

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 (33.5% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (79.0%) 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 (15.7%) . 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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