Nehalem is a tiny coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 266 people and just one neighborhood, Nehalem is the 203rd largest community in Oregon. Nehalem has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Occupations and Workforce
Nehalem is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Nehalem is a city of service providers, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Nehalem who work in maintenance occupations (20.16%), management occupations (17.05%) and sales jobs (12.40%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.94% 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, Nehalem is worth considering.
Nehalem is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
As is often the case in a small city, Nehalem doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.