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Cottonwood Falls - Strong City, KS

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Overview


Cottonwood Falls - Strong City is a very small town located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 2,548 people and just one neighborhood, Cottonwood Falls - Strong City is the 139th largest community in Kansas. Cottonwood Falls - Strong City has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.

Occupations and Workforce

When you are in Cottonwood Falls - Strong City, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 35.42% of Cottonwood Falls - Strong City’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Cottonwood Falls - Strong City is a town of sales and office workers, managers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cottonwood Falls - Strong City who work in management occupations (14.24%), office and administrative support (11.32%), and sales jobs (8.15%).

Setting & Lifestyle

As is often the case in a small town, Cottonwood Falls - Strong City doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Demographics

The percentage of people in Cottonwood Falls - Strong City who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.47% of adults in Cottonwood Falls - Strong City have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Cottonwood Falls - Strong City in 2018 was $32,022, which is middle income relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $128,088 for a family of four. However, Cottonwood Falls - Strong City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Cottonwood Falls - Strong City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cottonwood Falls - Strong City residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Cottonwood Falls - Strong City include German, English, Irish, French, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Cottonwood Falls - Strong City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

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.

Real Estate

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 3 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 98.7% of America.

People

Of particular note, 5.6% of the people in the neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to punishment for a crime.

In addition, if you're planning where to retire, the neighborhood in Cottonwood Falls - Strong City is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in KS, offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better for retirement living than 87.2% of the neighborhoods in Kansas. If you are considering retiring to Kansas, this is a good neighborhood to look at.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more German ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 33.6% of this neighborhood's residents have German ancestry.

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 Cottonwood Falls - Strong City are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 76.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 9.9% 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 51.0% of America's neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 33.4% 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 30.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (20.4%), and 13.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.2%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the neighborhood in Cottonwood Falls - Strong City, KS, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (33.6%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (14.0%), and residents who report Irish roots (9.5%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (5.5%), along with some French ancestry residents (4.9%), 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 under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (46.9% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (79.7%) 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 (9.2%) . 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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