Presque Isle is a very small town located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 3,740 people and just one neighborhood, Presque Isle is the 167th largest community in Wisconsin.
Real Estate Prices
Presque Isle real estate is some of the most expensive in Wisconsin, although Presque Isle house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Presque Isle is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Presque Isle is a town of sales and office workers, service providers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Presque Isle who work in management occupations (17.39%), sales jobs (14.25%) and office and administrative support (10.20%).
A relatively large number of people in Presque Isle telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.12% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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
Another notable thing is that Presque Isle is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
It is a fairly quiet town 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!) Presque Isle 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. Presque Isle has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Presque Isle than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Presque Isle may be for you.