Edgar is a very small village located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 1,450 people and just one neighborhood, Edgar is the 344th largest community in Wisconsin.
Edgar is a blue-collar town, with 44.44% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Edgar is a village of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Edgar who work in office and administrative support (8.97%), sales jobs (8.40%), and management occupations (5.84%).
A relatively large number of people in Edgar telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.57% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
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, Edgar is worth considering.
As is often the case in a small village, Edgar doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of people in Edgar with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.25% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Edgar in 2018 was $33,386, 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 $133,544 for a family of four. However, Edgar contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Edgar home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Edgar residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Edgar include German, Polish, Irish, Swedish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Edgar is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and German/Yiddish.
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.
If you're looking for a great spot to raise a family, then look no further than the neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that the combination of good quality public schools, above-average safety from crime, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family homes, help make this neighborhood among the top 14.3% of family-friendly neighborhoods across the state of Wisconsin. In addition, there are a high proportion of other families with school-aged children living here, making it easy for parents and their children to socialize and develop a sense of community support. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools, in part due to the educational attainment of the parents here, who vote in support of the public schools.
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, 64.0% of this neighborhood's residents have German ancestry and 17.3% have Polish ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.6% 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 97.6% 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 Edgar are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 58.0% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 8.4% 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 55.5% of America's neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 34.0% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 30.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (18.9%), and 15.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.8% of households. Some people also speak German/Yiddish (2.6%).
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Edgar, WI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (64.0%). There are also a number of people of Polish ancestry (17.3%), and residents who report Irish roots (6.8%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (3.6%), along with some French Canadian ancestry residents (3.2%), among others.
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 (49.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (78.9%) 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 (7.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.