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East Glacier Park, MT

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Overview


East Glacier Park is a tiny town located in the state of Montana. With a population of 354 people and just one neighborhood, East Glacier Park is the 127th largest community in Montana.

Occupations and Workforce

East Glacier Park is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.61% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, East Glacier Park is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Glacier Park who work in teaching (16.54%), healthcare (15.75%), and management occupations (12.60%).

Of important note, East Glacier Park is also a town of artists. East Glacier Park has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape East Glacier Park’s character.

A relatively large number of people in East Glacier Park telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.90% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Setting & Lifestyle

Another notable thing is that East Glacier Park is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, East Glacier Park’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.

The overall crime rate in East Glacier Park is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

Being a small town, East Glacier Park does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Demographics

If knowledge is power, East Glacier Park is a pretty powerful place. 56.48% of the adults in East Glacier Park have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in East Glacier Park in 2018 was $31,445, which is middle income relative to Montana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $125,780 for a family of four. However, East Glacier Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

East Glacier Park is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call East Glacier Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of East Glacier Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in East Glacier Park include English, Irish, Norwegian, German, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in East Glacier Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Native American languages and African languages.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in East Glacier Park, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Real Estate

This neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 2 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 99.1% of America.

In addition, despite all of the residential real estate here in the neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 35.2%, which is higher than 96.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Modes of Transportation

In the neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 34.5% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.

Occupations

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 98.1% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Native American ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 69.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Native American ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in East Glacier Park are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 82.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 22.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 71.8% 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, 42.4% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 31.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions (11.6%), and 11.1% in manufacturing and laborer 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 93.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Native American languages and Italian.

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 East Glacier Park, MT, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Native American (69.7%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (8.7%), and residents who report English roots (5.6%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (3.9%), along with some Norwegian ancestry residents (2.2%), 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 between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (31.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (48.2%) 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 (10.3%) and 7.0% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. 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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