Bates City is a tiny city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 220 people and just one neighborhood, Bates City is the 485th largest community in Missouri.
Real Estate Prices
Bates City real estate is some of the most expensive in Missouri, although Bates City house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Bates City is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.48% of the Bates City workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Bates City is a city of production and manufacturing workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bates City who work in art, media, and design (16.13%), sales jobs (10.75%) and management occupations (7.53%).
Of important note, Bates City is also a city of artists. Bates City has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Bates City’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
Bates City’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Bates City has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Bates City a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
In Bates City, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.50 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Being a small city, Bates City does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.