Willard is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 5,454 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Willard is the 129th largest community in Missouri. Much of the housing stock in Willard was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Willard economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Willard, where the median household income is $45,305.00.
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 sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Willard who work in office and administrative support (17.65%), sales jobs (8.45%), and healthcare (7.73%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.78% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Willard is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The citizens of Willard are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.64% of adults in Willard having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Willard in 2010 was $20,338, which is middle income relative to Missouri, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $81,352 for a family of four. However, Willard contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Willard is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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, Italian, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Willard is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.