French Village is a very small town located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 2,877 people and just one neighborhood, French Village is the 213th largest community in Missouri.
Unlike some towns, French Village isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in French Village are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, French Village is a town of professionals, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in French Village who work in healthcare (22.63%), office and administrative support (7.82%), and healthcare suport services (7.36%).
Another notable thing is that French Village is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, French Village’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
It is a fairly quiet town 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!) French Village 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. French Village has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in French Village than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, French Village may be for you.
One downside of living in French Village, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.55 minutes every day commuting to work.
As is often the case in a small town, French Village doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of adults in French Village who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.82% of the adults in French Village have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in French Village in 2018 was $33,141, which is wealthy relative to Missouri, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $132,564 for a family of four. However, French Village contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call French Village home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of French Village residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in French Village include German, Irish, English, French, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in French Village is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Serbo-Croatian.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
The real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 98.3% of all neighborhoods in America, with 43.8% of the occupied housing here being classified as mobile homes. So if you are looking for a mobile home, or you like the look and feel of mobile home parks, this neighborhood might have the setting you desire.
In addition, despite all of the residential real estate here in the neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 44.7%, which is higher than 98.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, 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 43 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 90.5% of America. One of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.
Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in the neighborhood have a highly unusual 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 96.3% of the neighborhoods in the nation.
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 10.4% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour + round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.8% of all neighborhoods in America.
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 5.1% of retiree-friendly neighborhoods in Missouri, 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 Missouri.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more French and Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.0% of this neighborhood's residents have French ancestry and 4.9% have Scottish ancestry.
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 French Village are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 66.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 12.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 53.0% 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, 38.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 29.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (15.2%), and 13.0% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.1% of households. Some people also speak Italian (3.1%).
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 French Village, MO, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (24.0%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (13.9%), and residents who report English roots (8.0%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (7.0%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (4.9%), among others.
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 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (41.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans. However, there is also a significant group of residents (10.4%) who commute over an hour in each direction.
Here most residents (84.7%) 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 (10.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.