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Demographics
Total population 1,234 Population Estimates, 2017 [1]
Population by race and ethnicity American Community Survey, 2013-2017
White non-Hispanic1,191 92.5%
Of Colorsuppressed
American Indiansuppressed
Asiansuppressed
Blacksuppressed
Hispanic (any race)34 2.6%
Some other racesuppressed
Two or more racessuppressed
Population by age American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Under 567 5.2%
5 to 17317 24.6%
18 to 64659 51.2%
65+245 19.0%
Median age36.2 American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Population by gender American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Female714 55.4%
Male574 44.6%
Aging
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population (65+)196 American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Individuals with one or more disabilities (65+)51 26.0%
Economy
Median household income$50,699 American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Population for whom poverty status is determined1,239 American Community Survey, 2013-2017 [2]
In povertysuppressed American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Under 5 (percent of people under age 5)suppressed
5 to 17 (percent of people age 5 to 17)suppressed
18 to 64 (percent of people age 18 to 64)suppressed
65+ (percent of people age 65+)suppressed
Health
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population1,233 American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Individuals with one or more disabilities109 8.8%
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population (under age 65)1,037 American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Individuals without health insurancesuppressed
Housing
Cost burdened households95 17.5% American Community Survey, 2013-2017 [3]
Cost burdened owners (percent of homeowners)52 12.9%
Cost burdened renters (percent of renters)43 30.5%
Homeownership, number and rate407 72.5% American Community Survey, 2013-2017
White non-Hispanic401 73.0%
Of Colorsuppressed
Vacant housing unitssuppressed American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Immigration
Foreign bornsuppressed American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Speaks language other than Englishsuppressed American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Transportation
Commute time 30 minutes or longer (workers age 16+)137 25.7% American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Workforce
Percentage of adults working (age 16 to 64) 80.2% American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Adult population by educational attainment American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Total adult population (age 25+)839
Less than high school71 8.5%
High school or equivalent279 33.3%
Some college or associate's degree318 37.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher171 20.4%

[1] Note that the total population number and the sum of population breakdowns under Demographics in the city profiles may be different. The population estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Estimates program provides the most current snapshot of population for cities of this size and is recommended to be used for population counts. This estimate, however, does not provide breakdowns by different population characteristics. For population breakdowns by race and ethnicity, age, and gender, the American Community Survey (ACS) population counts are used instead.

[2] The American Community Survey uses a subset of the population for whom household income is known to calculate poverty figures. Any individual whose poverty status or income is unknown is excluded from poverty tabulations. For this reason, the population for whom poverty status is determined is slightly smaller than the total population. See more information here: https://www.census.gov/topics/income-poverty/poverty/guidance/poverty-measures.html.

[3] Households paying 30% or more of their gross income for housing are considered to be cost burdened.

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