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. Rexburg 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 Rexburg, where the median household income is $31,128.00.
Rexburg is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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.
Overall, Rexburg’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
One of the benefits of Rexburg is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.22 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
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.