Pine River is a tiny town located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 146 people and just one neighborhood, Pine River is the 485th largest community in Wisconsin. Pine River has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Pine River is a blue-collar town, with 59.26% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Pine River is a town of transportation and shipping workers, production and manufacturing workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pine River who work in management occupations (18.52%), food service (12.96%) and office and administrative support (5.56%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.69% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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
Overall, Pine River’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Pine River has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Pine River a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in Pine River, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 39.69 minutes every day commuting to work.
Being a small town, Pine River does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.