Appleton, Minnesota is a small town with a population of approximately 1,000. It's a nice place to settle down, as retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (23%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young adults account for a smaller percentage of the town. With an average age of just over 43, the town's population is older than most cities in Minnesota. The majority of residents own their homes in Appleton, and 38% of residents rent. With a relatively low average rent of $586 per month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Minnesota. Over the course of a year, renters in Appleton will save around $4,900 compared to the state average.
With an average commute time of about 18 minutes, outperforming most cities in the state, Appleton residents are well aware that getting to work isn't overly time-consuming. Many residents (37%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transportation is not extensively used. Relatively few residents (3%) walk to work, though the number does exceed the national average.
There are plenty of industries from which to choose in Appleton. The four most common are healthcare, retail, agriculture, and manufacturing. Combined, these industries make up 26% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 6% of residents work in transportation, which ranks as the top profession in the town. Appleton workers earn an average annual income of nearly $53K, around $28,000 less than their peers elsewhere in Minnesota. Appleton's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345. Appleton has a large concentration of residents over the age of 25 with an Associate's degree (8%) compared to the national average (5%). Additionally, 10% have a Bachelor's degree and 2% possess a Master's degree or Doctorate.
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