Loch Sheldrake is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 4,373 people and just one neighborhood, Loch Sheldrake is the 358th largest community in New York.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Loch Sheldrake is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Loch Sheldrake is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Loch Sheldrake who work in office and administrative support (14.30%), management occupations (11.65%) and sales jobs (8.03%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 16.64% 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 there are quite a few people attending college in Loch Sheldrake, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Loch Sheldrake provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
Another notable thing is that Loch Sheldrake is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
Being a small town, Loch Sheldrake does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.