Merton is a very small village located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 3,529 people and just one neighborhood, Merton is the 183rd largest community in Wisconsin. Much of the housing stock in Merton was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Merton economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Merton, where the median household income is $129,667.
Real Estate Prices
Merton home prices are not only among the most expensive in Wisconsin, but Merton real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Merton is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 86.68% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Merton is a village of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Merton who work in management occupations (15.98%), office and administrative support (15.09%) and sales jobs (14.54%).
Also of interest is that Merton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.16% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Merton 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, Merton really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Merton 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.