Thayer is a very small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 2,245 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Thayer is the 232nd largest community in Missouri.
Unlike some cities, Thayer isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Thayer are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Thayer is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Thayer who work in sales jobs (18.29%), food service (8.30%), and personal care services (6.49%).
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Thayer has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Thayer a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Thayer spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.71 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
As is often the case in a small city, Thayer doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In Thayer, just 10.03% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Thayer in 2010 was $17,199, 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 $68,796 for a family of four.
The people who call Thayer home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Thayer residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Thayer include Irish, English, French , and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Thayer is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.