Heron Lake is a tiny city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 689 people and just one neighborhood, Heron Lake is the 390th largest community in Minnesota. Heron Lake 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, Heron Lake is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.36% of the Heron Lake workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Heron Lake is a city of service providers, professionals and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Heron Lake who work in food service (10.66%), management occupations (8.78%) and healthcare suport services (7.52%).
Also of interest is that Heron Lake has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
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!) Heron Lake 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. Heron Lake has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Heron Lake than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Heron Lake may be for you.
As is often the case in a small city, Heron Lake doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.