Balsam Lake is a very small village located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 986 people and just one neighborhood, Balsam Lake is the 350th largest community in Wisconsin.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some villages, Balsam Lake isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Balsam Lake are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Balsam Lake is a village of sales and office workers, managers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Balsam Lake who work in sales jobs (16.61%), office and administrative support (14.33%) and management occupations (10.10%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Balsam Lake is a major vacation destination. Much of the village’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Balsam Lake’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Residents will find that the village is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Balsam Lake is worth considering.
Balsam Lake 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.