Delafield, WI
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Delafield is a somewhat small city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 7,180 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Delafield is the 117th largest community in Wisconsin.

Delafield home prices are not only among the most expensive in Wisconsin, but Delafield real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Delafield is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Delafield is a city of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Delafield who work in sales jobs (14.46%), management occupations (14.22%), and office and administrative support (12.94%).

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.14% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

If knowledge is power, Delafield is a pretty powerful place. 51.40% of the adults in Delafield have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Delafield in 2010 was $47,198, which is wealthy relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $188,792 for a family of four. However, Delafield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Delafield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Delafield residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Delafield include Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

The most common language spoken in Delafield is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Spanish.