Ekalaka is a tiny town located in the state of Montana. With a population of 343 people and just one neighborhood, Ekalaka is the 114th largest community in Montana.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Ekalaka isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Ekalaka are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ekalaka is a town of service providers, managers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Ekalaka who work in management occupations (20.99%), healthcare suport services (8.02%) and farm management occupations (7.41%).
A relatively large number of people in Ekalaka telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.07% 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
Overall, Ekalaka’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Ekalaka has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Ekalaka a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One of the benefits of Ekalaka is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.00 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.
As is often the case in a small town, Ekalaka doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.