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
In Lowell, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.98 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small city, Lowell doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.