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. 35.46% 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 (14.48%), sales jobs (10.33%), and maintenance occupations (6.71%).
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Nekoosa has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Nekoosa has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Nekoosa than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Nekoosa may be for you.
Being a small city, Nekoosa does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In Nekoosa, just 9.77% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Nekoosa in 2010 was $18,232, 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 $72,928 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 Norwegian, Irish, Polish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Nekoosa is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.