Jay is a very small city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 2,388 people and just one neighborhood, Jay is the 161st largest community in Oklahoma.
When you are in Jay, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 38.83% of Jay’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Jay is a city of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Jay who work in food service (11.36%), office and administrative support (8.70%), and healthcare suport services (5.53%).
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Jay has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Jay has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Jay than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Jay may be for you.
As is often the case in a small city, Jay doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The rate of college-level education in Jay is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.06% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Jay in 2018 was $18,453, which is low income relative to Oklahoma and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $73,812 for a family of four. However, Jay contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Jay is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Jay home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Jay residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Jay include German, English, Irish, Scottish, and French.
The most common language spoken in Jay is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.
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.
There is an especially high percentage of incarcerated people (0.8%) living in the neighborhood.
Unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 91.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
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, 30.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Native American ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.7% 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 99.5% 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 Jay are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 81.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 26.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 76.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 32.7% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 31.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (19.1%), and 15.0% 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 92.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Native American languages and Spanish.
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Jay, OK, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Native American (30.2%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (9.5%), and residents who report Irish roots (7.3%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (6.2%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (3.2%), 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 under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.6% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (73.1%) 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 (13.7%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.