Ketchum is a very small city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 2,720 people and just one neighborhood, Ketchum is the 50th largest community in Idaho.
Real Estate Prices
Ketchum home prices are not only among the most expensive in Idaho, but Ketchum real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Ketchum is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.08% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ketchum is a city of sales and office workers, managers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ketchum who work in sales jobs (27.79%), management occupations (12.67%) and office and administrative support (8.06%).
Of important note, Ketchum is also a city of artists. Ketchum has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Ketchum’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Ketchum telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 15.28% 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
Another notable thing is that Ketchum is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the city’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
One of the benefits of Ketchum is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 9.67 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Ketchum 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.