Willard is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 5,578 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Willard is the 129th largest community in Missouri. Willard has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Willard, where the median household income is $56,865.00.
Willard is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Willard is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Willard who work in office and administrative support (10.46%), management occupations (10.12%), and sales jobs (8.44%).
Of important note, Willard is also a city of artists. Willard has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Willard’s character.
Also of interest is that Willard has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Willard is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Willard a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Willard has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Willard’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
As is often the case in a small city, Willard doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of people in Willard who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.82% of adults in Willard have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Willard in 2010 was $25,536, which is upper middle income relative to Missouri, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,144 for a family of four. However, Willard contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Willard home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Willard residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Willard include German, English, Irish, Scottish, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Willard is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.