Ferryville is a tiny village located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 179 people and just one neighborhood, Ferryville is the 480th largest community in Wisconsin.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Ferryville, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 49.25% of Ferryville’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Ferryville is a village of transportation and shipping workers, managers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ferryville who work in management occupations (13.43%), food service (11.94%) and office and administrative support (5.97%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 14.93% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Ferryville 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, Ferryville’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Ferryville’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
The village is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Ferryville has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Ferryville a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in Ferryville, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.29 minutes every day commuting to work.
Being a small village, Ferryville does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.