Stanford is a tiny town located in the state of Montana. With a population of 387 people and just one neighborhood, Stanford is the 109th largest community in Montana.
Occupations and Workforce
Stanford is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Stanford is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Stanford who work in office and administrative support (14.37%), management occupations (12.07%) and food service (9.20%).
You will also find that a lot of people in Stanford work in agricultural jobs - much more than in the average community in America. This will be quite apparent if you drive around town, as much of the landscape is dedicated to farms.
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Stanford has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.07% 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
Because of many things, Stanford is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Stanford a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Stanford has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Stanford’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Stanford spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.44 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
As is often the case in a small town, Stanford doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.