Mequon, WI
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Living in Mequon


Mequon is a medium-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 24,086 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 90.69% 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 (20.04%), healthcare (13.19%), and sales jobs (9.66%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.26% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Because of many things, Mequon is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Mequon really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Mequon perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Mequon is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Mequon, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

If knowledge is power, Mequon is a pretty powerful place. 63.25% 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 $64,296, which is wealthy relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $257,184 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, Polish, English, and Italian.

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