Noel - Southwest City is a somewhat small town located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 6,312 people and just one neighborhood, Noel - Southwest City is the 116th largest community in Missouri.
Noel - Southwest City is a blue-collar town, with 64.44% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Noel - Southwest City is a town of production and manufacturing workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Noel - Southwest City who work in maintenance occupations (7.53%), management occupations (7.13%), and office and administrative support (5.52%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.42% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
As is often the case in a small town, Noel - Southwest City doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Noel - Southwest City have a very low rate of college education: just 7.81% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Noel - Southwest City in 2018 was $18,358, which is low income relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $73,432 for a family of four. However, Noel - Southwest City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Noel - Southwest City is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Noel - Southwest City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Noel - Southwest City residents report their race to be White, followed by Native Hawaiian. Noel - Southwest City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 28.92% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Noel - Southwest City include German, Somalian, Irish, French, and Russian.
In addition, Noel - Southwest City has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (22.95%).
The most common language spoken in Noel - Southwest City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.
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.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact, despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has 63.6% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a higher proportion than 99.9% of American neighborhoods.
Significantly, 1.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Noel - Southwest City are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 86.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 33.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 83.4% 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, 63.6% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 15.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (12.6%), and 7.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
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 68.1% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Noel - Southwest City, MO, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (23.6%). There are also a number of people of Sub-Saharan African ancestry (5.2%), and residents who report German roots (5.0%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (4.4%), along with some French ancestry residents (3.1%), among others. In addition, 22.9% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (41.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (66.5%) 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 (19.5%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.