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Osborne - Downs, KS

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Overview


Osborne - Downs is a very small town located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 3,490 people and just one neighborhood, Osborne - Downs is the 104th largest community in Kansas. Much of the housing stock in Osborne - Downs was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

Occupations and Workforce

Osborne - Downs is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Osborne - Downs is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Osborne - Downs who work in management occupations (18.82%), sales jobs (10.15%), and office and administrative support (8.78%).

Setting & Lifestyle

Because of many things, Osborne - Downs is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Osborne - Downs really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Osborne - Downs perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Osborne - Downs spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.73 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.

Demographics

The education level of Osborne - Downs citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.14% of adults in Osborne - Downs have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Osborne - Downs in 2018 was $34,669, 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 $138,676 for a family of four. However, Osborne - Downs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Osborne - Downs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Osborne - Downs, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Residents of the neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 70.3% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

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 98.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

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 5.3% of retiree-friendly neighborhoods in Kansas, 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 Kansas.

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, 37.6% of this neighborhood's residents have German ancestry.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Osborne - Downs are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 67.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 17.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 63.9% 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, 41.2% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 21.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (20.4%), and 13.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.2% of households.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Osborne - Downs, KS, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (37.6%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (11.4%), and residents who report Irish roots (9.1%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (4.2%), along with some Dutch 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 (70.3% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (77.9%) 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 (9.6%) and 5.9% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. 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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