Fairfield - Rockford is a very small town located in the state of Washington. With a population of 3,486 people and just one neighborhood, Fairfield - Rockford is the 167th largest community in Washington. Much of the housing stock in Fairfield - Rockford was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Fairfield - Rockford is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fairfield - Rockford is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fairfield - Rockford who work in office and administrative support (14.58%), management occupations (10.81%), and healthcare (9.10%).
In Fairfield - Rockford, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.36 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. However, the town is also quite pedestrian-friendly, because many neighborhoods are very dense and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.
Being a small town, Fairfield - Rockford does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, Fairfield - Rockford is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.37% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Fairfield - Rockford in 2018 was $31,901, which is middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $127,604 for a family of four. However, Fairfield - Rockford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Fairfield - Rockford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fairfield - Rockford residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Fairfield - Rockford include German, Irish, English, European, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Fairfield - Rockford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and French.
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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 10 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 97.0% of America.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Finnish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Finnish ancestry.
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 Fairfield - Rockford are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 41.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 7.9% 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 56.8% of America's neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 33.2% 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 29.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (17.6%), and 16.8% 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 98.2% of households.
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 Fairfield - Rockford, WA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (22.9%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (12.6%), and residents who report English roots (12.5%), and some of the residents are also of Norwegian ancestry (3.5%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (3.3%), 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 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.4% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (81.4%) 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 (7.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.