Hurley, WI


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Hurley is a very small city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 1,493 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hurley is the 283rd largest community in Wisconsin. Hurley has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities, Hurley isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Hurley are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hurley is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hurley who work in office and administrative support (12.88%), food service (8.74%), and sales jobs (7.79%).

It is a fairly quiet city 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!) Hurley 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. Hurley has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Hurley than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Hurley may be for you.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.19 minutes getting to work every day.

As is often the case in a small city, Hurley doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The citizens of Hurley are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.54% of adults in Hurley have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Hurley in 2010 was $20,539, 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 $82,156 for a family of four.

The people who call Hurley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hurley residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Hurley include German, Finnish, Irish, and Polish.

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

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