Schofield is a very small city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 715 people and just one neighborhood, Schofield is the 302nd largest community in Wisconsin.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Schofield is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Schofield is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Schofield who work in management occupations (11.18%), sales jobs (10.68%), and office and administrative support (10.18%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Schofield spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.01 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Being a small city, Schofield does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of people in Schofield who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.68% of adults in Schofield have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Schofield in 2018 was $35,647, which is upper middle income relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $142,588 for a family of four. However, Schofield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Schofield is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Schofield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Schofield residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Schofield also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.86% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Schofield include German, Polish, Irish, French, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Schofield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Arabic.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more German and French ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 49.0% of this neighborhood's residents have German ancestry and 7.9% have French ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 11.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Schofield are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 63.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 31.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 81.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 36.2% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 30.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (20.0%), and 13.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.2% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Polish, Arabic, Italian and Spanish.
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Schofield, WI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (49.0%). There are also a number of people of Polish ancestry (10.8%), and residents who report Irish roots (10.3%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (7.9%), along with some Puerto Rican ancestry residents (5.3%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (47.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (89.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (5.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.