Depoe Bay is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 1,400 people and just one neighborhood, Depoe Bay is the 150th largest community in Oregon.
Occupations and Workforce
Depoe Bay is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.65% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Depoe Bay is a city of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Depoe Bay who work in food service (19.68%), office and administrative support (19.44%) and maintenance occupations (15.53%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Depoe Bay is a major vacation destination. Much of the city’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Depoe Bay’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Depoe Bay has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Depoe Bay a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Depoe Bay is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
One of the benefits of Depoe Bay is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.03 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.