Boring is a very small town located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 4,605 people and just one neighborhood, Boring is the 87th largest community in Oregon.
Real Estate Prices
Boring home prices are not only among the most expensive in Oregon, but Boring real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Boring is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Boring is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Boring who work in sales jobs (15.94%), office and administrative support (11.04%) and management occupations (10.17%).
A relatively large number of people in Boring telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.24% 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
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Boring has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Boring has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Boring than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Boring may be for you.
As is often the case in a small town, Boring doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.