Fredonia is a very small city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 2,326 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Fredonia is the 107th largest community in Kansas. Much of the housing stock in Fredonia was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Fredonia is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fredonia is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fredonia who work in food service (10.38%), office and administrative support (8.71%), and teaching (8.43%).
It is a fairly quiet city 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!) Fredonia 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. Fredonia has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Fredonia than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Fredonia may be for you.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Fredonia spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.06 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Fredonia is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The percentage of people in Fredonia with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.73% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Fredonia in 2010 was $19,048, which is low income relative to Kansas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $76,192 for a family of four.
The people who call Fredonia home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fredonia residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Fredonia include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Fredonia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.