Hesston is a very small city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 3,734 people and just one neighborhood, Hesston is the 81st largest community in Kansas.
Real Estate Prices
Hesston real estate is some of the most expensive in Kansas, although Hesston house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hesston is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hesston is a city of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hesston who work in healthcare (10.72%), management occupations (10.66%) and office and administrative support (9.08%).
Of important note, Hesston is also a city of artists. Hesston has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Hesston’s character.
Also of interest is that Hesston has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.14% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Hesston is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Hesston enrolled in college, Hesston has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Hesston spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.29 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
As is often the case in a small city, Hesston doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.