Keyes is a tiny town located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 298 people and just one neighborhood, Keyes is the 307th largest community in Oklahoma.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Keyes is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.57% of the Keyes workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Keyes is a town of service providers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Keyes who work in management occupations (17.16%), teaching (10.45%) and food service (8.96%).
Also of interest is that Keyes has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.45% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Keyes is worth considering.
One of the benefits of Keyes is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.00 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 town, Keyes doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.