Gambier is a very small village located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 2,473 people and just one neighborhood, Gambier is the 401st largest community in Ohio.
Occupations and Workforce
Gambier is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 96.09% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Gambier is a village of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gambier who work in office and administrative support (24.74%), teaching (18.60%) and management occupations (12.05%).
A relatively large number of people in Gambier telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 16.80% 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
Gambier is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Gambier to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
For a small village, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Gambier. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Gambier.
One of the benefits of Gambier is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 13.37 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
As is often the case in a small village, Gambier doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.