Atkinson is a very small city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 1,257 people and just one neighborhood, Atkinson is the 87th largest community in Nebraska.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities, Atkinson isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Atkinson are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Atkinson is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Atkinson who work in sales jobs (13.81%), office and administrative support (10.93%) and management occupations (9.71%).
A relatively large number of people in Atkinson telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.32% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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
Because of many things, Atkinson 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, Atkinson really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Atkinson 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.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 11.98 minutes getting to work every day.
Atkinson 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.