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.
When you are in Abbotsford, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 40.17% of Abbotsford’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Abbotsford is a city of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Abbotsford who work in office and administrative support (14.33%), healthcare (9.73%), and personal care services (6.28%).
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.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Abbotsford spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.38 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
As is often the case in a small city, Abbotsford doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Abbotsford have a very low rate of college education: just 9.49% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Abbotsford in 2010 was $22,390, which is lower middle income relative to Wisconsin, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $89,560 for a family of four. However, Abbotsford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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, followed by Native American. Abbotsford also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.38% 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.