Cave Junction is a very small city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 1,886 people and just one neighborhood, Cave Junction is the 135th largest community in Oregon.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Cave Junction is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cave Junction is a city of managers, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cave Junction who work in management occupations (28.77%), sales jobs (14.16%) and office and administrative support (6.93%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 16.44% 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
It is a fairly quiet city 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!) Cave Junction 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. Cave Junction has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Cave Junction than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Cave Junction may be for you.
One of the benefits of Cave Junction is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.51 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 city, Cave Junction doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.