Halfway is a tiny city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 288 people and just one neighborhood, Halfway is the 202nd largest community in Oregon. Much of the housing stock in Halfway was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities, Halfway isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Halfway are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Halfway is a city of service providers, sales and office workers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Halfway who work in food service (20.83%), maintenance occupations (10.00%) and teaching (10.00%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.11% 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
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, Halfway has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Halfway a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Halfway spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.42 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.