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Dittmer, MO

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Overview


Dittmer is a somewhat small town located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 5,337 people and just one neighborhood, Dittmer is the 130th largest community in Missouri.

Occupations and Workforce

Dittmer is a blue-collar town, with 49.91% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Dittmer is a town of construction workers and builders, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dittmer who work in healthcare (10.96%), office and administrative support (9.41%), and sales jobs (5.57%).

Setting & Lifestyle

The town 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, Dittmer has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Dittmer a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One downside of living in Dittmer is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Dittmer, the average commute to work is 43.76 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Being a small town, Dittmer does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Demographics

The citizens of Dittmer are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.06% of adults in Dittmer have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Dittmer in 2022 was $34,714, which is wealthy relative to Missouri, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $138,856 for a family of four. However, Dittmer contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Dittmer home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dittmer residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Dittmer include German, Irish, English, Scottish, and European.

The most common language spoken in Dittmer is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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Occupations

More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the neighborhood than in 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many laborers and manufacturers.

Modes of Transportation

While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the neighborhood stands out by having 90.1% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.5% of all American neighborhoods.

Car Ownership

We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result, most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis shows that the neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 35.2% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 96.2% of the neighborhoods in the nation.

Real Estate

Real estate in the neighborhood is almost exclusively owner-occupied. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher rate of owner-occupied housing than is found in 95.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. If you are seeking to rent, this neighborhood may not have many options, but high rates of ownership often indicate stability in a neighborhood.

People

The neighborhood is a great option for families, as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's research on this neighborhood. The combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes, make this neighborhood among the top 9.0% of family-friendly neighborhoods in the state of Missouri. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a sense of community. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Scottish and German ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Scottish ancestry and 39.3% have German ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 6.3% 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 95.1% 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 Dittmer are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 54.1% of the neighborhoods in America. With 16.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 62.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the neighborhood, 49.9% 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 25.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (12.5%), and 12.1% 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 99.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.

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 Dittmer, MO, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (39.3%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (12.5%), and residents who report English roots (8.3%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (6.7%), along with some French 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 between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (45.1% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (90.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. 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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