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Pea Ridge, AR

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Overview


Pea Ridge is a somewhat small city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 7,852 people and just one neighborhood, Pea Ridge is the 57th largest community in Arkansas. Pea Ridge has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Pea Ridge, where the median household income is $93,113.00.

Pea Ridge real estate is some of the most expensive in Arkansas, although Pea Ridge house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some cities, Pea Ridge isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Pea Ridge are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pea Ridge is a city of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pea Ridge who work in sales jobs (16.42%), office and administrative support (14.32%), and management occupations (13.05%).

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

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 16.26% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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

Pea Ridge is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Demographics

The percentage of people in Pea Ridge who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.01% of adults in Pea Ridge have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Pea Ridge in 2022 was $34,606, which is wealthy relative to Arkansas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $138,424 for a family of four. However, Pea Ridge contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Pea Ridge is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Pea Ridge home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pea Ridge residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Pea Ridge also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.16% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pea Ridge include German, Irish, Trinidadian and Tobagonian, English, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Pea Ridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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.

People

According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is among the best neighborhoods for families in Arkansas. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 95.3% of neighborhoods in the entire state of Arkansas. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the neighborhood.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Yugoslav and Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Yugoslav ancestry and 5.0% have Scottish 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 Pea Ridge are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 58.8% 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 75.1% 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, 37.8% 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 28.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (19.3%), and 14.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.0% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.6%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the neighborhood in Pea Ridge, AR, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (10.1%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (7.8%), and residents who report English roots (5.9%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (5.0%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (3.7%), among others.

Getting to Work

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 (35.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (69.2%) 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 (16.6%) . 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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