Oneida is a tiny town located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 402 people and just one neighborhood, Oneida is the 348th largest community in Kentucky. Oneida has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures.
Occupations and Workforce
Oneida is a blue-collar town, with 39.85% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Oneida is a town of professionals, production and manufacturing workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Oneida who work in teaching (26.32%), personal care services (14.29%) and office and administrative support (9.02%).
Also of interest is that Oneida has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 21.80% 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
Oneida is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Oneida to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
For a small town, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Oneida. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Oneida.
The overall crime rate in Oneida is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Oneida spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 12.69 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
Oneida is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.