Nekoosa is a very small city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 2,474 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Nekoosa is the 216th largest community in Wisconsin.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Nekoosa is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.76% of the Nekoosa workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Nekoosa is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Nekoosa who work in office and administrative support (12.49%), sales jobs (9.89%), and management occupations (6.79%).
Residents will find that the city 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, Nekoosa is worth considering.
As is often the case in a small city, Nekoosa doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The rate of college-level education in Nekoosa is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.44% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Nekoosa in 2010 was $20,626, which is low income relative to Wisconsin, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $82,504 for a family of four.
The people who call Nekoosa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Nekoosa residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Nekoosa include Irish, Polish, Norwegian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Nekoosa is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.