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St. Marys, KS

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Overview


St. Marys is a very small city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 2,761 people and just one neighborhood, St. Marys is the 128th largest community in Kansas.

Occupations and Workforce

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, St. Marys is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.63% of the St. Marys workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, St. Marys is a city of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in St. Marys who work in office and administrative support (13.18%), teaching (8.67%), and food service (7.86%).

Setting & Lifestyle

One of the benefits of St. Marys is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.63 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

Being a small city, St. Marys does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Demographics

The education level of St. Marys citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.24% of adults in St. Marys have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in St. Marys in 2022 was $28,028, which is lower middle income relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $112,112 for a family of four. However, St. Marys contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

St. Marys is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call St. Marys home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of St. Marys residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in St. Marys include German, Irish, Italian, English, and French.

The most common language spoken in St. Marys is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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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 35 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 91.8% of America.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Irish and Finnish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 27.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Irish ancestry and 1.6% have Finnish ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 9.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

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 St. Marys are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 47.0% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 2.2% 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 74.5% 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, 35.9% 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 31.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (18.6%), and 13.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the neighborhood in St. Marys, KS, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (33.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (27.8%), and residents who report English roots (7.8%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (7.7%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (6.3%), 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 (54.7% 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 (14.4%) . 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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