Plains is a very small town located in the state of Montana. With a population of 1,068 people and just one neighborhood, Plains is the 61st largest community in Montana.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Plains is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Plains is a town of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Plains who work in sales jobs (14.14%), office and administrative support (13.49%) and law enforcement and fire fighting (9.21%).
A relatively large number of people in Plains telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.49% 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
It is a fairly quiet town 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!) Plains 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. Plains has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Plains than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Plains may be for you.
One of the benefits of Plains is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 11.51 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.
Being a small town, Plains does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.