Mercer is a tiny town located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 521 people and just one neighborhood, Mercer is the 432nd largest community in Wisconsin.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Mercer is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mercer is a town of sales and office workers, managers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mercer who work in office and administrative support (17.77%), sales jobs (16.94%) and management occupations (15.70%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Mercer 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, Mercer’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Mercer is worth considering.
As is often the case in a small town, Mercer doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.