Grantsburg, WI


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Grantsburg is a very small village located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 1,289 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Grantsburg is the 310th largest community in Wisconsin.

Grantsburg is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Grantsburg is a village of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Grantsburg who work in food service (17.92%), personal care services (8.85%), and healthcare (8.85%).

It is a fairly quiet village because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Grantsburg has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Grantsburg has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Grantsburg than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Grantsburg may be for you.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Grantsburg spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.61 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the village are less than they would otherwise be.

Being a small village, Grantsburg does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The rate of college-level education in Grantsburg is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.87% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Grantsburg in 2010 was $19,037, which is low income relative to Wisconsin, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $76,148 for a family of four.

The people who call Grantsburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Grantsburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Grantsburg include Norwegian, Swedish, Irish, and English.

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

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