Zoar is a tiny village located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 178 people and just one neighborhood, Zoar is the 754th largest community in Ohio.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some villages, Zoar isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Zoar are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Zoar is a village of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Zoar who work in management occupations (19.19%), teaching (12.12%) and office and administrative support (9.09%).
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Zoar has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Of important note, Zoar is also a village of artists. Zoar has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Zoar’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Zoar telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 16.84% 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
Because of many things, Zoar is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Zoar really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Zoar perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.