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
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%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.86% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Being a small city, Lowell does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.