Wales, WI

Wales profile

Living in Wales

Wales is a very small village located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 2,585 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Wales is the 220th largest community in Wisconsin.

Wales home prices are not only among the most expensive in Wisconsin, but Wales real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Wales is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Wales is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wales who work in management occupations (13.86%), healthcare (10.61%), and sales jobs (9.24%).

A relatively large number of people in Wales telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.48% 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.

In addition, Wales is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Wales is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Wales a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Wales has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Wales’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

The citizens of Wales are among the most well-educated in the nation: 47.31% of adults in Wales have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Wales in 2018 was $47,425, which is wealthy relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $189,700 for a family of four.

The people who call Wales home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wales residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Wales include German, Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Wales is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.