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Onaga - Westmoreland, KS

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Overview


Onaga - Westmoreland is a very small town located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 4,320 people and just one neighborhood, Onaga - Westmoreland is the 84th largest community in Kansas. Onaga - Westmoreland has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.

Onaga - Westmoreland real estate is some of the most expensive in Kansas, although Onaga - Westmoreland house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Occupations and Workforce

Onaga - Westmoreland is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Onaga - Westmoreland is a town of professionals, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Onaga - Westmoreland who work in management occupations (14.18%), teaching (11.68%), and healthcare (7.25%).

Also of interest is that Onaga - Westmoreland 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: 12.49% 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

Onaga - Westmoreland is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Demographics

The overall education level of Onaga - Westmoreland is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.18% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Onaga - Westmoreland in 2018 was $34,346, which is upper middle income relative to Kansas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $137,384 for a family of four. However, Onaga - Westmoreland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Onaga - Westmoreland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Onaga - Westmoreland residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Onaga - Westmoreland include German, English, Irish, Swedish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Onaga - Westmoreland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.

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 are planning to retire in Kansas, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Kansas, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 99.0% of neighborhoods in KS. If a Kansas retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.

Real Estate

Unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 97.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Swiss and Danish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Swiss ancestry and 1.8% have Danish 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 Onaga - Westmoreland are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 44.2% of the neighborhoods in America. With 10.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 51.3% of U.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, 43.5% 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 26.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (17.4%), and 10.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.6% of households.

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 Onaga - Westmoreland, KS, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (32.7%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (11.9%), and residents who report Irish roots (10.3%), and some of the residents are also of Swedish ancestry (3.2%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (2.7%), 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 under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (30.9% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (74.5%) 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 (11.6%) . 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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