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.
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Garrison is worth considering.
Being a small city, Garrison does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.