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Waitsburg, WA

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Overview


Waitsburg is a very small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 1,204 people and just one neighborhood, Waitsburg is the 256th largest community in Washington.

Housing costs in Waitsburg 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 Washington.

Occupations and Workforce

Waitsburg is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Waitsburg is a city of professionals, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Waitsburg who work in healthcare suport services (9.66%), office and administrative support (9.40%), and healthcare (9.14%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.77% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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

It is a fairly quiet city 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!) Waitsburg 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. Waitsburg has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Waitsburg than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Waitsburg may be for you.

One downside of living in Waitsburg is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Waitsburg, the average commute to work is 33.60 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

As is often the case in a small city, Waitsburg doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Demographics

In terms of college education, Waitsburg is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.07% of adults 25 and older in Waitsburg have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Waitsburg in 2022 was $34,054, which is middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $136,216 for a family of four. However, Waitsburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Waitsburg is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Waitsburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Waitsburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Waitsburg also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.92% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Waitsburg include Irish, German, English, Scottish, and Norwegian.

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Waitsburg, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Occupations

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 6.1% of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of such workers than 97.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Real Estate

Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 9 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 97.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

People

Priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the folks of the neighborhood may actually hold the key. 71.2% of its residents are married, which is a higher percentage than is found in 97.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Swiss ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Swiss 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 Waitsburg are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 64.0% of the neighborhoods in America. With 10.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 50.2% 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, 48.8% 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 17.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (15.8%), and 12.3% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

Languages

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 87.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

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 Waitsburg, WA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (20.4%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (12.3%), and residents who report English roots (12.2%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (11.4%), along with some Norwegian ancestry residents (4.8%), 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 (53.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (77.7%) 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 (11.6%) . 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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