Ashton is a very small city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 1,064 people and just one neighborhood, Ashton is the 77th largest community in Idaho. Much of the housing stock in Ashton was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Ashton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Ashton is a city of professionals, construction workers and builders and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ashton who work in teaching (10.37%), management occupations (7.88%) and sales jobs (7.88%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.47% 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
Overall, Ashton’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
As is often the case in a small city, Ashton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.