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Owensville, MO

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Overview


Owensville is a very small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 2,806 people and just one neighborhood, Owensville is the 222nd largest community in Missouri.

Occupations and Workforce

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Owensville is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 39.74% of the Owensville workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Owensville is a city of service providers, professionals, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Owensville who work in teaching (9.48%), healthcare suport services (7.93%), and food service (7.38%).

Setting & Lifestyle

Demographics

The education level of Owensville citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.19% of adults 25 and older in Owensville have a college degree.

The per capita income in Owensville in 2018 was $21,088, which is lower middle income relative to Missouri, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $84,352 for a family of four. However, Owensville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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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 Owensville are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 78.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 14.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 59.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the neighborhood, 40.6% 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 27.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (18.3%), and 13.6% 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 96.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Italian, Polish and Spanish.

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 Owensville, MO, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (32.1%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (12.8%), and residents who report Irish roots (10.0%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (4.2%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (1.5%), among others.

Getting to Work

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 (49.1% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (82.5%) 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 (12.7%) . 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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