Rocky Comfort is a tiny town located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 176 people and just one neighborhood, Rocky Comfort is the 521st largest community in Missouri. Much of the housing stock in Rocky Comfort was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Rocky Comfort economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Rocky Comfort, where the median household income is $18,924.00.
Rocky Comfort is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 100.00% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Rocky Comfort is a town of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rocky Comfort who work in sales jobs (100.00%), office and administrative support (0.00%), and personal care services (0.00%).
Overall, Rocky Comfort’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
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!) Rocky Comfort 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. Rocky Comfort has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Rocky Comfort than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Rocky Comfort may be for you.
In Rocky Comfort, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 46.45 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Rocky Comfort is a small town, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Rocky Comfort, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 100.00% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.
Being a small town, Rocky Comfort does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, Rocky Comfort is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.84% of adults in Rocky Comfort have a college degree.
The per capita income in Rocky Comfort in 2018 was $17,088, which is low income relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $68,352 for a family of four.
Rocky Comfort is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Rocky Comfort home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rocky Comfort residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Rocky Comfort include English, Irish, French, European, and Swiss.
The most common language spoken in Rocky Comfort is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Serbo-Croatian.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters, or fishers. But the neighborhood truly stands out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers than 98.4% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.
The real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 96.6% of all neighborhoods in America, with 35.2% 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, unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 95.2% of the 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 7.6% 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 Swiss and Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Swiss ancestry and 4.4% have Scots-Irish ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 8.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak German/Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting things about the rootedness of people in the neighborhood. More residents of the neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 96.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.
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 Rocky Comfort are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 82.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 27.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 77.1% 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, 30.9% 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 28.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (27.8%), and 7.7% in farming, forestry, or commercial fishing.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 87.8% of households. Some people also speak German/Yiddish (8.7%).
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 Rocky Comfort, MO, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (26.8%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (12.1%), and residents who report Scots-Irish roots (4.4%), and some of the residents are also of Swiss ancestry (4.3%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (3.8%), 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 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.5% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (80.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.