Sisters is a very small city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 2,224 people and just one neighborhood, Sisters is the 125th largest community in Oregon. Sisters has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Sisters, where the median household income is $41,750.
Real Estate Prices
Sisters home prices are not only among the most expensive in Oregon, but Sisters real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sisters is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sisters is a city of service providers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sisters who work in sales jobs (11.12%), management occupations (11.02%) and maintenance occupations (9.34%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.70% 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
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Sisters spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.12 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Being a small city, Sisters does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.