Kersey is a very small town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 1,494 people and just one neighborhood, Kersey is the 158th largest community in Colorado.
Housing costs in Kersey are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Colorado.
Kersey is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Kersey is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Kersey who work in sales jobs (16.40%), food service (9.21%), and healthcare (8.13%).
The overall crime rate in Kersey is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
As is often the case in a small town, Kersey doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of adults in Kersey who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.08% of the adults in Kersey have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Kersey in 2018 was $26,495, which is lower middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $105,980 for a family of four. However, Kersey contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Kersey is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Kersey home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kersey residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Kersey also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 24.98% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kersey include German, Irish, English, Russian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Kersey 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.
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result, most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis shows that the neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 33.7% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 95.4% of the neighborhoods in the nation.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Swedish and Danish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Swedish ancestry and 1.8% have Danish 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 Kersey are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 68.5% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 4.5% 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 66.8% of America's neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 34.5% 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 31.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (24.2%), and 8.7% 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 91.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Italian and Polish.
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 Kersey, CO, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (26.5%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (12.7%), and residents who report English roots (9.9%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (8.3%), along with some Swedish ancestry residents (7.6%), 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 (43.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (87.4%) 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 (5.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.