Atwater is a tiny town located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 751 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Atwater is the 612th largest community in Ohio. Much of the housing stock in Atwater was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Atwater is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Atwater is a town of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Atwater who work in office and administrative support (27.90%), sales jobs (12.68%), and management occupations (9.06%).
Atwater is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Atwater’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Atwater, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 38.71 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Atwater is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The percentage of people in Atwater with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.56% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Atwater in 2010 was $17,558, which is low income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $70,232 for a family of four. However, Atwater contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Atwater home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Atwater residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Atwater include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Atwater is English. Other important languages spoken here include Hebrew and African languages.