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.
A relatively large number of people in Lowell telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.61% 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 30.54 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly 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.