Black Jack, MO

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Living in Black Jack

Black Jack is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 6,918 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Black Jack is the 109th largest community in Missouri.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Black Jack is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Black Jack is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Black Jack who work in office and administrative support (17.76%), maintenance occupations (10.34%), and management occupations (10.08%).

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.45% 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.

Despite being a small city, Black Jack has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The education level of Black Jack citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.72% of adults 25 and older in Black Jack have a college degree.

The per capita income in Black Jack in 2018 was $24,127, which is upper middle income relative to Missouri, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $96,508 for a family of four. However, Black Jack contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Black Jack is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Black Jack home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Black Jack residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Black Jack include German, Irish, Greek, Nigerian, and English.

The most common language spoken in Black Jack is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and German/Yiddish.