Dunes City 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 1,327 people and just one neighborhood, Dunes City is the 155th largest community in Oregon.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Dunes City are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Oregon.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities, Dunes City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Dunes City are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dunes City is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Dunes City who work in sales jobs (15.92%), management occupations (9.64%) and food service (9.42%).
A relatively large number of people in Dunes City telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.49% 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
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, Dunes City has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Dunes City a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Dunes City 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
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 18.21 minutes getting to work every day.
Dunes City is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.