Yates Center is a very small city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 1,331 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Yates Center is the 158th largest community in Kansas. Much of the housing stock in Yates Center was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Yates Center is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.04% of the Yates Center workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Yates Center is a city of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Yates Center who work in office and administrative support (17.53%), teaching (8.44%), and management occupations (6.82%).
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!) Yates Center 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. Yates Center has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Yates Center than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Yates Center may be for you.
Being a small city, Yates Center does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Yates Center citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.87% of adults in Yates Center have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Yates Center in 2010 was $24,779, 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 $99,116 for a family of four. However, Yates Center contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Yates Center home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Yates Center residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Yates Center include Irish, English, Scottish, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Yates Center is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.