Marshfield, WI


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Marshfield is a medium-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 18,620 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Marshfield is the 40th largest community in Wisconsin.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Marshfield is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Marshfield is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Marshfield who work in office and administrative support (12.76%), healthcare (11.98%), and sales jobs (10.18%).

Also of interest is that Marshfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One of the benefits of Marshfield is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.09 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The overall education level of Marshfield is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.53% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Marshfield in 2010 was $27,186, which is upper middle income relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $108,744 for a family of four. However, Marshfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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