McCloud is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 1,075 people and just one neighborhood, McCloud is the 703rd largest community in California. Much of the housing stock in McCloud was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, McCloud is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, McCloud is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in McCloud who work in maintenance occupations (15.89%), management occupations (13.02%) and office and administrative support (10.42%).
A relatively large number of people in McCloud telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.64% 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
Overall, McCloud’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, McCloud has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes McCloud a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.69 minutes getting to work every day.