Lowell is a very small city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 1,057 people and just one neighborhood, Lowell is the 170th largest community in Oregon.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Lowell is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.73% of the Lowell workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Lowell is a city of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lowell who work in sales jobs (10.54%), maintenance occupations (9.86%) and office and administrative support (8.84%).
Also of interest is that Lowell has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.61% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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
One downside of living in Lowell, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.54 minutes every day commuting to work.
Being a small city, Lowell does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.