Willard is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 5,632 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Willard is the 129th largest community in Missouri.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Willard is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Willard is a city of professionals, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Willard who work in office and administrative support (11.44%), management occupations (11.12%), and healthcare (8.55%).
Of important note, Willard is also a city of artists. Willard has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Willard’s character.
Also of interest is that Willard has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Willard is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Willard’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Willard is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, Willard is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.06% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Willard in 2018 was $27,455, which is upper middle income relative to Missouri, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $109,820 for a family of four. However, Willard contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Willard home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Willard residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Willard include German, English, Irish, Scottish, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Willard is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.