Irondale is a tiny city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 449 people and just one neighborhood, Irondale is the 442nd largest community in Missouri.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Irondale is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 51.28% of the Irondale workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Irondale is a city of service providers, construction workers and builders and farmers, fishers, or foresters. There are especially a lot of people living in Irondale who work in food service (11.54%), personal care services (11.54%) and farm management occupations (10.26%).
You will also find that a lot of people in Irondale work in agricultural jobs - much more than in the average community in America. This will be quite apparent if you drive around town, as much of the landscape is dedicated to farms.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.95% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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
One downside of living in Irondale, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 39.39 minutes every day commuting to work.