Oglesby is a tiny city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 434 people and just one neighborhood, Oglesby is the 955th largest community in Texas.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Oglesby is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Oglesby is a city of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Oglesby who work in sales jobs (13.82%), office and administrative support (12.60%), and healthcare (9.76%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.23% 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.
Oglesby’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
In Oglesby, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.09 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The percentage of adults in Oglesby with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.32% of adults in Oglesby have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Oglesby in 2018 was $23,374, which is lower middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $93,496 for a family of four. However, Oglesby contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Oglesby is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Oglesby home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Oglesby residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Oglesby also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 24.33% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Oglesby include Irish, German, English, Portuguese, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Oglesby is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.
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.
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 13 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 96.3% of America.
If you're planning where to retire, the neighborhood in Oglesby is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in TX, offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better for retirement living than 89.9% of the neighborhoods in Texas. If you are considering retiring to Texas, this is a good neighborhood to look at.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Austrian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Austrian ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.0% 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 97.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Oglesby are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 54.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 7.8% 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 57.1% of America'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, 34.6% 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 32.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (15.3%), and 14.3% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 88.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (9.0%).
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 Oglesby, TX, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (16.7%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (13.6%), and residents who report Irish roots (13.6%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (7.4%), along with some French ancestry residents (4.4%), among others.
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 (47.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (77.3%) 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 (12.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.