Fort Gaines is a very small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 1,079 people and just one neighborhood, Fort Gaines is the 314th largest community in Georgia.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Fort Gaines is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.02% of the Fort Gaines workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Fort Gaines is a city of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Fort Gaines who work in office and administrative support (14.29%), healthcare suport services (9.68%) and maintenance occupations (8.76%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.33% 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
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Fort Gaines has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Fort Gaines has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Fort Gaines than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Fort Gaines may be for you.
Fort Gaines is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.