Smallwood is a tiny town located in the state of New York. With a population of 569 people and just one neighborhood, Smallwood is the 818th largest community in New York.
Occupations and Workforce
Smallwood is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Smallwood is a town of service providers, professionals and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Smallwood who work in food service (35.80%), teaching (23.46%) and management occupations (13.58%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Smallwood is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Smallwood’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
One downside of living in Smallwood, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.98 minutes every day commuting to work.
Smallwood is very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of Smallwood isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 100.00% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.
As is often the case in a small town, Smallwood doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.