Gold Beach 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 2,247 people and just one neighborhood, Gold Beach is the 118th largest community in Oregon.
Occupations and Workforce
Gold Beach is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Gold Beach is a city of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Gold Beach who work in food service (11.01%), office and administrative support (10.92%) and management occupations (9.76%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.10% 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
Residents will find that the city 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, Gold Beach is worth considering.
One of the nice things about Gold Beach is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
One of the benefits of Gold Beach is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 11.19 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.
Gold Beach 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.