Mapleton is a very small town located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 2,152 people and just one neighborhood, Mapleton is the 120th largest community in Oregon.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Mapleton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mapleton is a town of sales and office workers, service providers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mapleton who work in office and administrative support (13.84%), management occupations (9.97%) and food service (8.78%).
A relatively large number of people in Mapleton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.64% 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
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!) Mapleton 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. Mapleton has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Mapleton than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Mapleton may be for you.
One downside of living in Mapleton is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Mapleton, the average commute to work is 34.22 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Being a small town, Mapleton does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.