Casselton is a very small city located in the state of North Dakota. With a population of 2,523 people and just one neighborhood, Casselton is the 21st largest community in North Dakota.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Casselton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Casselton is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Casselton who work in office and administrative support (14.22%), sales jobs (13.03%) and management occupations (12.23%).
A relatively large number of people in Casselton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.05% 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
In addition, Casselton is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Because of many things, Casselton is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Casselton 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 city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Casselton has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Casselton’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Being a small city, Casselton does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.