Lowell is a very small city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 1,045 people and just one neighborhood, Lowell is the 170th largest community in Oregon.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lowell is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lowell is a city of service providers, sales and office workers and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lowell who work in office and administrative support (12.61%), maintenance occupations (12.01%) and sales jobs (9.01%).
A relatively large number of people in Lowell telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.86% 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.
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 31.98 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.