Mayer is a very small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 1,856 people and just one neighborhood, Mayer is the 273rd largest community in Minnesota. Mayer has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Mayer, where the median household income is $91,771.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities, Mayer isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Mayer are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mayer is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mayer who work in office and administrative support (16.25%), management occupations (9.38%) and business and financial occupations (9.19%).
Also of interest is that Mayer has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Mayer is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, Mayer is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Mayer really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Mayer perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Mayer, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.88 minutes every day commuting to work.