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
Halfway is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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%).
A relatively large number of people in Halfway telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.11% 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, 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.
One of the benefits of Halfway is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.42 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.