Acme is a tiny town located in the state of Washington. With a population of 229 people and just one neighborhood, Acme is the 319th largest community in Washington. Acme 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 Acme, where the median household income is .
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Acme is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 50.93% of the Acme workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Acme is a town of construction workers and builders, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Acme who work in computer science and math (49.07%), office and administrative support (0.00%), and sales jobs (0.00%).
Also of interest is that Acme has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Acme is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Acme really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Acme perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Acme has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Acme has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Acme than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Acme may be for you.
In Acme, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 52.50 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Acme is a very car-oriented town. 100.00% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Acme is a small town , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Acme has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.
Acme is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The citizens of Acme are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.07% of adults in Acme have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Acme in 2018 was $0, which is low income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $0 for a family of four.
The people who call Acme home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Acme residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Acme include Dutch, Yugoslavian, Other West Indian, West Indian, and U.S. Virgin Islander.
The most common language spoken in Acme is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and African languages.
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.
Unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 99.2% of the neighborhoods in 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, despite all of the residential real estate here in the neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 40.6%, which is higher than 97.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
It used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history. But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 5.1% of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of such workers than 96.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.
If you're planning where to retire, the neighborhood in Acme 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 WA, 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 87.7% of the neighborhoods in Washington. If you are considering retiring to Washington, this is a good neighborhood to look at.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Native American and Danish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 12.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Native American ancestry and 4.4% have Danish ancestry.
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 Acme are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 63.1% of the neighborhoods in America. With 22.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 71.4% of U.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, 32.6% 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 30.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (21.5%), and 10.0% 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 95.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.
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 Acme, WA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Native American (12.4%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (11.4%), and residents who report English roots (10.5%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (10.0%), along with some Swedish ancestry residents (7.0%), 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 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (31.9% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.
Here most residents (66.9%) 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 (20.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.