Mequon, WI
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Mequon is a medium-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 23,946 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Mequon is the 36th largest community in Wisconsin.

Mequon home prices are not only among the most expensive in Wisconsin, but Mequon real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Mequon is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.79% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Mequon is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mequon who work in management occupations (19.60%), sales jobs (12.21%), and healthcare (12.15%).

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

A relatively large number of people in Mequon telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.59% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Mequon is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Mequon’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

If knowledge is power, Mequon is a pretty powerful place. 62.68% of the adults in Mequon have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Mequon in 2010 was $63,515, which is wealthy relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $254,060 for a family of four.

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

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