Dunning is a tiny village located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 110 people and just one neighborhood, Dunning is the 194th largest community in Nebraska. Dunning has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, 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, Dunning is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 39.22% of the Dunning workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Dunning is a village of service providers, sales and office workers and farmers, fishers, or foresters. There are especially a lot of people living in Dunning who work in farm management occupations (15.69%), maintenance occupations (15.69%) and sales jobs (13.73%).
In addition, many people in Dunning have jobs in agriculture, more so than in most other communities in America. As a result, you will see quite a number of farms around town.
Setting & Lifestyle
Dunning is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Dunning enrolled in college, Dunning has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
Another notable thing is that Dunning is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the village 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 village.
Dunning’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
It is a fairly quiet village 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!) Dunning 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. Dunning has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Dunning than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Dunning may be for you.
As is often the case in a small village, Dunning doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.