Rexburg, ID
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Living in Rexburg


Rexburg is a medium-sized city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 29,400 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Rexburg is the 11th largest community in Idaho. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Rexburg, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Rexburg, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Rexburg’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Rexburg does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $31,128.00.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Rexburg is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rexburg is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rexburg who work in teaching (14.06%), office and administrative support (13.34%), and sales jobs (9.01%).

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

Because Rexburg has a very large number of students who are 18 years or older and in college, it is thought of as a college town. This has a major influence on local Rexburg lifestyle, entertainment, and culture in general. Life in Rexburg is very much tied to the academic calendar: when students return from the summer break in the fall, one will notice them out and about, buying groceries, out with friends, and generally getting re-acquainted with each other. In Rexburg people study hard and play hard, and there is ample opportunity to do both.

Rexburg, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.

Rexburg’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 14.22 minutes getting to work every day.

The citizens of Rexburg are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.07% of adults in Rexburg 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 Rexburg in 2018 was $14,833, which is low income relative to Idaho and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $59,332 for a family of four. However, Rexburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Rexburg also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 39.33% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Rexburg is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Rexburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rexburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Rexburg include English, German, European, Danish, and Irish.

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