Schleswig is a tiny city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 888 people and just one neighborhood, Schleswig is the 287th largest community in Iowa. Schleswig has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Schleswig is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 42.68% of the Schleswig workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Schleswig is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Schleswig who work in office and administrative support (10.98%), farm management occupations (8.29%) and business and financial occupations (6.59%).
In addition, many people in Schleswig have jobs in agriculture, more so than in most other communities in America. As a result, you will see quite a number of farms around town.
Setting & Lifestyle
Schleswig’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
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!) Schleswig 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. Schleswig has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Schleswig than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Schleswig may be for you.
Being a small city, Schleswig does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.