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Benton Ridge, OH

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Overview


Benton Ridge is a tiny village located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 270 people and just one neighborhood, Benton Ridge is the 750th largest community in Ohio. Benton Ridge has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Occupations and Workforce

When you are in Benton Ridge, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 48.77% of Benton Ridge’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Benton Ridge is a village of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Benton Ridge who work in office and administrative support (17.44%), food service (9.54%), and management occupations (6.54%).

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

Setting & Lifestyle

Because of many things, Benton Ridge is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Benton Ridge a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Benton Ridge has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Benton Ridge’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Demographics

The citizens of Benton Ridge are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.78% of adults in Benton Ridge having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Benton Ridge in 2018 was $24,825, which is lower middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,300 for a family of four. However, Benton Ridge contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Benton Ridge is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Benton Ridge home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Benton Ridge residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Benton Ridge also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.39% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Benton Ridge include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Real Estate

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 31 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 92.6% of America. One of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.

In addition, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 68.7% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in the United States.

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 97.1% of neighborhoods in OH. If a Ohio retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.

Occupations

More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the neighborhood than in 96.3% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many laborers and manufacturers.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Croatian and German ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Croatian ancestry and 34.3% have German ancestry.

Migration / Stability

Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting things about the rootedness of people in the neighborhood. More residents of the neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 96.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.

The Neighbors

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 Benton Ridge are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 42.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.8% 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 79.2% 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, 43.3% 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 31.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (15.1%), and 9.7% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.6% of households. Some people also speak Italian (4.6%).

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 Benton Ridge, OH, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (34.3%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (16.2%), and residents who report English roots (9.6%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (2.6%), along with some French ancestry residents (1.5%), 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 (67.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (76.9%) 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 (10.0%) . 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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