Garrison is a tiny city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 205 people and just one neighborhood, Garrison is the 470th largest community in Minnesota.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Garrison is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Garrison is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Garrison who work in office and administrative support (16.67%), management occupations (16.67%) and sales jobs (13.89%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Garrison is a major vacation destination. Much of the city’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Garrison’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
The overall crime rate in Garrison is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Garrison has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Garrison has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Garrison than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Garrison may be for you.
Garrison 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.