McIntosh - Erskine, MN

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McIntosh - Erskine is a very small town located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 3,648 people and just one neighborhood, McIntosh - Erskine is the 197th largest community in Minnesota.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns, McIntosh - Erskine isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in McIntosh - Erskine are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, McIntosh - Erskine is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in McIntosh - Erskine who work in management occupations (10.40%), sales jobs (9.53%), and healthcare suport services (9.18%).

Setting & Lifestyle

Another notable thing is that McIntosh - Erskine is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’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.

Because of many things, McIntosh - Erskine is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making McIntosh - Erskine a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, McIntosh - Erskine has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, McIntosh - Erskine’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.


The citizens of McIntosh - Erskine are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.59% of adults in McIntosh - Erskine having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in McIntosh - Erskine in 2018 was $29,414, which is lower middle income relative to Minnesota, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $117,656 for a family of four. However, McIntosh - Erskine contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call McIntosh - Erskine home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of McIntosh - Erskine residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in McIntosh - Erskine include Norwegian, German, Russian, Swedish, and Irish.

The most common language spoken in McIntosh - Erskine is English. Other important languages spoken here include Russian and Italian.

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 McIntosh - Erskine, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Real Estate

Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 38.5% of the residential real estate vacant, the neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.

In addition, this neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 12 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 96.6% of America.


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 96.6% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.


If you're planning where to retire, the neighborhood in McIntosh - Erskine is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in MN, offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better for retirement living than 87.1% of the neighborhoods in Minnesota. If you are considering retiring to Minnesota, this is a good neighborhood to look at.


Did you know that the neighborhood has more Norwegian and Russian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 36.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Norwegian ancestry and 8.0% have Russian ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Russian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in McIntosh - Erskine are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 40.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 7.9% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 56.7% of America'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, 29.8% 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 28.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (20.5%), and 16.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.


The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 87.1% of households. Other important languages spoken here include German/Yiddish and Russian.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the neighborhood in McIntosh - Erskine, MN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Norwegian (36.3%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (25.1%), and residents who report Russian roots (8.0%), and some of the residents are also of Swedish ancestry (7.0%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (6.7%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (39.0% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (75.5%) 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 (15.8%) . 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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