Challis is a very small city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 1,056 people and just one neighborhood, Challis is the 79th largest community in Idaho.
Occupations and Workforce
Challis is a blue-collar town, with 46.22% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Challis is a city of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Challis who work in office and administrative support (14.65%), food service (10.53%) and sales jobs (5.49%).
Of important note, Challis is also a city of artists. Challis has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Challis’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.90% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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!) Challis 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. Challis has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Challis than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Challis may be for you.