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Big Bend, WI

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Overview


Big Bend is a very small village located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 1,492 people and just one neighborhood, Big Bend is the 340th largest community in Wisconsin.

Big Bend real estate is some of the most expensive in Wisconsin, although Big Bend house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Big Bend is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Big Bend is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Big Bend who work in office and administrative support (10.52%), sales jobs (9.15%), and management occupations (9.15%).

Also of interest is that Big Bend has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Setting & Lifestyle

Because of many things, Big Bend is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Big Bend a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Big Bend has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Big Bend’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Demographics

In terms of college education, Big Bend is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.50% of adults 25 and older in Big Bend have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Big Bend in 2018 was $46,042, which is wealthy relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $184,168 for a family of four.

The people who call Big Bend home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Big Bend residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Big Bend include German, Polish, Irish, Norwegian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Big Bend is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and German/Yiddish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

People

In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the neighborhood stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.

In addition, the neighborhood is a great option for families, as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's research on this neighborhood. The combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes, make this neighborhood among the top 8.5% of family-friendly neighborhoods in the state of Wisconsin. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a sense of community. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more German and Polish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 51.7% of this neighborhood's residents have German ancestry and 15.9% have Polish ancestry.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Big Bend are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 90.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the neighborhood, 41.2% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 24.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (19.7%), and 14.8% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.2% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Big Bend, WI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (51.7%). There are also a number of people of Polish ancestry (15.9%), and residents who report Irish roots (9.8%), and some of the residents are also of Norwegian ancestry (5.7%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (4.8%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (42.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (85.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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