Durand is a very small city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 1,879 people and just one neighborhood, Durand is the 315th largest community in Wisconsin.
Unlike some cities, Durand isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Durand are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Durand is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Durand who work in office and administrative support (17.16%), management occupations (9.19%), and teaching (7.84%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 14.14% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Overall, Durand’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
Being a small city, Durand does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Durand are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.31% of adults in Durand having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Durand in 2018 was $32,468, 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 $129,872 for a family of four. However, Durand contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Durand home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Durand residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Durand include German, Irish, Austrian, Norwegian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Durand is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 43 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 90.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
If you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the is an excellent choice for you to consider for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by NeighborhoodScout as among the top 9.9% of retiree-friendly neighborhoods in Wisconsin, combining peace and quiet, safety from crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking of or planning to retire in Wisconsin.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Austrian and Norwegian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 11.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Austrian ancestry and 13.4% have Norwegian ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak German/Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Durand are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 40.0% of the neighborhoods in America. With 14.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 57.2% of U.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, 31.6% 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 28.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (19.9%), and 18.1% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.
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 94.1% of households. Other important languages spoken here include German/Yiddish and Polish.
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 Durand, WI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (42.8%). There are also a number of people of Norwegian ancestry (13.4%), and residents who report Austrian roots (11.4%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (10.6%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (4.2%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (39.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (77.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (7.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.