Glide is a very small town located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 1,795 people and just one neighborhood, Glide is the 138th largest community in Oregon.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Glide is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Glide is a town of service providers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Glide who work in maintenance occupations (12.88%), management occupations (11.91%) and office and administrative support (11.91%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.06% 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
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!) Glide 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. Glide has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Glide than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Glide may be for you.
Glide is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.