Bertrand is a tiny village located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 732 people and just one neighborhood, Bertrand is the 137th largest community in Nebraska. Much of the housing stock in Bertrand was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Bertrand is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.88% of the Bertrand workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Bertrand is a village of service providers, sales and office workers and farmers, fishers, or foresters. There are especially a lot of people living in Bertrand who work in farm management occupations (14.55%), office and administrative support (10.65%) and management occupations (8.05%).
Another important characteristic of Bertrand is that a lot of people work in agricultural jobs, especially compared to most other communities in America, and there are quite a number of farms in town.
A relatively large number of people in Bertrand telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.40% 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, Bertrand 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, Bertrand really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Bertrand 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.
Bertrand is a small village, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.