Erick is a very small city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 1,091 people and just one neighborhood, Erick is the 211th largest community in Oklahoma. Erick has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Erick is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 45.33% of the Erick workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Erick is a city of construction workers and builders, managers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Erick who work in management occupations (15.11%), office and administrative support (13.33%) and personal care services (6.22%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 15.32% 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
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 15.40 minutes getting to work every day.
As is often the case in a small city, Erick doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.