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
Atkinson is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.32% 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
Atkinson is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Atkinson’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
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.