Downsville is a tiny town located in the state of New York. With a population of 609 people and just one neighborhood, Downsville is the 808th largest community in New York.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Downsville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Downsville is a town of professionals, service providers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Downsville who work in healthcare (17.74%), personal care services (16.13%) and office and administrative support (10.89%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.27% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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
Another notable thing is that Downsville is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
Downsville’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
Downsville, even though it is a small town, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, town who have a need for low-cost transportation.