Garrison is a tiny city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 203 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 (21.35%), management occupations (14.61%) and maintenance occupations (10.11%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Garrison is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the city’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
Garrison’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!) 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.