Upland is a very small town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 3,802 people and just one neighborhood, Upland is the 145th largest community in Indiana.
Occupations and Workforce
Upland is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.84% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Upland is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Upland who work in office and administrative support (20.43%), teaching (12.25%) and sales jobs (9.00%).
Of important note, Upland is also a town of artists. Upland has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Upland’s character.
Also of interest is that Upland has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 24.70% 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
Upland is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Upland to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.
For a small town, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Upland. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Upland.