Pequot Lakes is a very small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 2,240 people and just one neighborhood, Pequot Lakes is the 246th largest community in Minnesota.
Real Estate Prices
Pequot Lakes home prices are not only among the most expensive in Minnesota, but Pequot Lakes real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Pequot Lakes is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Pequot Lakes is a city of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pequot Lakes who work in food service (13.52%), office and administrative support (12.10%) and sales jobs (10.41%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.58% 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
Another notable thing is that Pequot Lakes is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the city experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller city.
The overall crime rate in Pequot Lakes is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
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!) Pequot Lakes 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. Pequot Lakes has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Pequot Lakes than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Pequot Lakes may be for you.