Abbotsford, WI


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Abbotsford is a very small city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 2,264 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Abbotsford is the 234th largest community in Wisconsin.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Abbotsford is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 41.10% of the Abbotsford workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Abbotsford is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Abbotsford who work in office and administrative support (12.99%), healthcare (8.69%), and management occupations (7.77%).

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!) Abbotsford 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. Abbotsford has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Abbotsford than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Abbotsford may be for you.

One of the benefits of Abbotsford is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.33 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

As is often the case in a small city, Abbotsford doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The percentage of people in Abbotsford with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.52% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Abbotsford in 2010 was $25,903, which is middle income relative to Wisconsin, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $103,612 for a family of four. However, Abbotsford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Abbotsford is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Abbotsford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Abbotsford residents report their race to be White. Abbotsford also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 25.61% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Abbotsford include Polish, Norwegian, Irish, and French .

The most common language spoken in Abbotsford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and West Germanic languages.

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