Glenwood City is a very small city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 1,301 people and just one neighborhood, Glenwood City is the 356th largest community in Wisconsin.
When you are in Glenwood City, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 41.29% of Glenwood City’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Glenwood City is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Glenwood City who work in sales jobs (9.76%), office and administrative support (9.58%), and management occupations (9.06%).
Also of interest is that Glenwood City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.77% 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.
One downside of living in Glenwood City is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Glenwood City, the average commute to work is 35.57 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The education level of Glenwood City citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.82% of adults 25 and older in Glenwood City have a college degree.
The per capita income in Glenwood City in 2018 was $35,472, which is upper middle income relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $141,888 for a family of four. However, Glenwood City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Glenwood City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Glenwood City residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Glenwood City include German, Norwegian, Irish, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Glenwood City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.
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.
Unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 92.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Norwegian and German ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 18.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Norwegian ancestry and 42.3% have German ancestry.
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 Glenwood City are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 63.2% 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 57.3% 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, 34.2% 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 31.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (19.5%), and 12.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.6% of households. Some people also speak Polish (3.2%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Glenwood City, WI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (42.3%). There are also a number of people of Norwegian ancestry (18.4%), and residents who report Irish roots (8.1%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (5.3%), along with some Swedish ancestry residents (4.3%), 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 between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (35.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (78.4%) 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.