Ocheyedan is a tiny city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 472 people and just one neighborhood, Ocheyedan is the 372nd largest community in Iowa. Much of the housing stock in Ocheyedan was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Ocheyedan is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.94% of the Ocheyedan workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Ocheyedan is a city of service providers, transportation and shipping workers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ocheyedan who work in office and administrative support (12.39%), management occupations (12.39%) and personal care services (7.52%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Ocheyedan is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Ocheyedan 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 city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Ocheyedan has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Ocheyedan’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
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!) Ocheyedan 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. Ocheyedan has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Ocheyedan than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Ocheyedan may be for you.
Being a small city, Ocheyedan does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.