Port Orford 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 1,133 people and just one neighborhood, Port Orford is the 165th largest community in Oregon.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Port Orford is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Port Orford is a city of service providers, sales and office workers and farmers, fishers, or foresters. There are especially a lot of people living in Port Orford who work in farm management occupations (15.41%), maintenance occupations (11.76%) and office and administrative support (11.76%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 21.92% 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, Port Orford has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Port Orford a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One of the nice things about Port Orford 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.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 19.13 minutes getting to work every day.
Port Orford 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.