Herculaneum is a very small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 3,843 people and just one neighborhood, Herculaneum is the 177th largest community in Missouri. Much of the housing stock in Herculaneum was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Herculaneum economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Herculaneum, where the median household income is $53,521.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Herculaneum is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Herculaneum is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Herculaneum who work in office and administrative support (19.95%), sales jobs (15.58%) and food service (5.11%).
A relatively large number of people in Herculaneum telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.45% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Herculaneum is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Herculaneum really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Herculaneum perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Being a small city, Herculaneum does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.