Appleton is a very small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 1,356 people and just one neighborhood, Appleton is the 297th largest community in Minnesota.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Appleton is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.64% of the Appleton workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Appleton is a city of service providers, production and manufacturing workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Appleton who work in management occupations (11.98%), personal care services (9.18%) and office and administrative support (8.40%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.52% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Appleton has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Appleton a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.98 minutes getting to work every day.