Talking Rock is a tiny town located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 65 people and just one neighborhood, Talking Rock is the 474th largest community in Georgia.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Talking Rock is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Talking Rock is a town of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Talking Rock who work in sales jobs (17.65%), personal care services (17.65%) and teaching (14.71%).
A relatively large number of people in Talking Rock telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.76% 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
Because of many things, Talking Rock is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Talking Rock a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Talking Rock has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Talking Rock’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Talking Rock, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.33 minutes every day commuting to work.
Talking Rock is a small town, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Talking Rock, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 96.67% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.
Talking Rock is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.