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Burtrum, MN

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Overview


Burtrum is a tiny city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 123 people and just one neighborhood, Burtrum is the 519th largest community in Minnesota. Burtrum 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

Unlike some cities, Burtrum isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Burtrum are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Burtrum is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Burtrum who work in sales jobs (30.95%), office and administrative support (23.81%), and management occupations (9.52%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 19.05% 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

Overall, Burtrum’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

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, Burtrum has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Burtrum a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Burtrum 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.

Demographics

The population of Burtrum has a very low overall level of education: only 7.81% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Burtrum in 2022 was $28,607, which is low income relative to Minnesota, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $114,428 for a family of four. However, Burtrum contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Burtrum home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Burtrum residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Burtrum include German, Irish, English, Yugoslavian, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Burtrum is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Scandinavian languages.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Burtrum, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Occupations

Each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters, or fishers. But the neighborhood truly stands out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers than 98.0% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.

Real Estate

Despite all of the residential real estate here in the neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 31.8%, which is higher than 95.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

In addition, uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 20 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 94.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods. One of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more German and Norwegian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 54.2% of this neighborhood's residents have German ancestry and 11.4% have Norwegian ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 8.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Burtrum are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 53.0% of the neighborhoods in America. With 18.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 66.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 33.0% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 29.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (19.0%), and 11.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.1% of households. Some people also speak Polish (8.4%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the neighborhood in Burtrum, MN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (54.2%). There are also a number of people of Polish ancestry (11.6%), and residents who report Norwegian roots (11.4%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (6.5%), along with some Swedish ancestry residents (5.2%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.6% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (74.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (12.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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