Elmira is a very small town located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 4,592 people and just one neighborhood, Elmira is the 85th largest community in Oregon.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Elmira is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Elmira is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Elmira who work in management occupations (11.64%), office and administrative support (9.27%) and sales jobs (7.94%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.32% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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, Elmira is worth considering.
One downside of living in Elmira, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.72 minutes every day commuting to work.