Forestport is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,546 people and just one neighborhood, Forestport is the 644th largest community in New York.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Forestport is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Forestport is a town of sales and office workers, service providers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Forestport who work in office and administrative support (14.92%), sales jobs (12.95%) and healthcare (8.85%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Forestport 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.
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!) Forestport 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. Forestport has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Forestport than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Forestport may be for you.
In Forestport, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.66 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Forestport is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.