Grand Rapids - Tontogany is a very small town located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 3,462 people and just one neighborhood, Grand Rapids - Tontogany is the 352nd largest community in Ohio.
Unlike some towns, Grand Rapids - Tontogany isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Grand Rapids - Tontogany are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Grand Rapids - Tontogany is a town of managers, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Grand Rapids - Tontogany who work in management occupations (12.29%), office and administrative support (9.76%), and healthcare (7.99%).
Because of many things, Grand Rapids - Tontogany is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Grand Rapids - Tontogany really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Grand Rapids - Tontogany perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
As is often the case in a small town, Grand Rapids - Tontogany doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Grand Rapids - Tontogany are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.98% of adults in Grand Rapids - Tontogany having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Grand Rapids - Tontogany in 2018 was $35,530, which is upper middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $142,120 for a family of four. However, Grand Rapids - Tontogany contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Grand Rapids - Tontogany home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Grand Rapids - Tontogany residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Grand Rapids - Tontogany include German, French, Irish, English, and Hungarian.
The most common language spoken in Grand Rapids - Tontogany is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the neighborhood stands out by having 91.5% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.0% of all American neighborhoods.
If you're looking for a great spot to raise a family, then look no further than the neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that the combination of good quality public schools, above-average safety from crime, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family homes, help make this neighborhood among the top 10.5% of family-friendly neighborhoods across the state of Ohio. In addition, there are a high proportion of other families with school-aged children living here, making it easy for parents and their children to socialize and develop a sense of community support. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools, in part due to the educational attainment of the parents here, who vote in support of the public schools.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Hungarian and French ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 9.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Hungarian ancestry and 13.0% have French ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Grand Rapids - Tontogany are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 74.0% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 2.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 75.4% of America'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, 35.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 28.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (24.0%), and 11.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
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 97.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Grand Rapids - Tontogany, OH, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (33.7%). There are also a number of people of French ancestry (13.0%), and residents who report Irish roots (11.9%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (11.3%), along with some Hungarian ancestry residents (9.3%), among others.
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 (48.8% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (91.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.