Harshaw is a very small town located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 1,171 people and just one neighborhood, Harshaw is the 329th largest community in Wisconsin.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Harshaw isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Harshaw are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Harshaw is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Harshaw who work in office and administrative support (13.57%), sales jobs (9.05%) and management occupations (8.71%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Harshaw is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’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, Harshaw’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
It is a fairly quiet town 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!) Harshaw 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. Harshaw has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Harshaw than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Harshaw may be for you.
Being a small town, Harshaw does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.