Lowell is a very small city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 1,068 people and just one neighborhood, Lowell is the 170th largest community in Oregon.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Lowell, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 40.05% of Lowell’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. 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 (9.84%), maintenance occupations (8.90%) and teaching (6.56%).
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: 13.00% 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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Lowell, the average commute to work is 30.35 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Being a small city, Lowell does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.