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Yellow Springs, OH

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Overview


Yellow Springs is a very small village located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 3,724 people and just one neighborhood, Yellow Springs is the 336th largest community in Ohio.

Yellow Springs real estate is some of the most expensive in Ohio, although Yellow Springs house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Occupations and Workforce

Yellow Springs is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 88.59% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Yellow Springs is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Yellow Springs who work in teaching (12.51%), management occupations (11.53%), and computer science and math (9.34%).

Also of interest is that Yellow Springs has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 15.13% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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

Being a small village, Yellow Springs does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Demographics

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Yellow Springs, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Yellow Springs is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 62.98% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Yellow Springs in 2018 was $44,800, which is wealthy relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $179,200 for a family of four. However, Yellow Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Yellow Springs is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Yellow Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Yellow Springs residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Yellow Springs include German, Irish, English, European, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Yellow Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.

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 Yellow Springs, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

If you are planning to retire in Ohio, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Ohio, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 98.4% of neighborhoods in OH. If a Ohio retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Czechoslovakian and Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Czechoslovakian ancestry and 22.2% have Irish ancestry.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Yellow Springs are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 60.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 19.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 67.3% 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, 57.2% 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 16.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (13.4%), and 12.7% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.1% of households. Some people also speak Polish (4.3%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 Yellow Springs, OH, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (22.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (22.2%), and residents who report English roots (15.7%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (3.8%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (3.6%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (38.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (73.8%) 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.


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