Smith River is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 844 people and just one neighborhood, Smith River is the 716th largest community in California.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Smith River are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Occupations and Workforce
Smith River is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Smith River is a town of service providers, professionals and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Smith River who work in personal care services (12.38%), management occupations (11.73%) and teaching (11.40%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.05% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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
Smith River is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Smith River spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 11.17 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
As is often the case in a small town, Smith River doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.