Park Ridge is a tiny village located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 506 people and just one neighborhood, Park Ridge is the 438th largest community in Wisconsin.
Occupations and Workforce
Park Ridge is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 85.28% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Park Ridge is a village of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Park Ridge who work in sales jobs (16.45%), office and administrative support (14.72%) and management occupations (11.69%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.69% 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
Park Ridge is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Park Ridge’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One of the benefits of Park Ridge is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.52 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Park Ridge is a small village, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.