Wallowa is a tiny city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 790 people and just one neighborhood, Wallowa is the 180th largest community in Oregon.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Wallowa is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wallowa is a city of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Wallowa who work in food service (11.97%), office and administrative support (10.36%) and farm management occupations (8.41%).
You will also find that a lot of people in Wallowa work in agricultural jobs - much more than in the average community in America. This will be quite apparent if you drive around town, as much of the landscape is dedicated to farms.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.84% 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
Overall, Wallowa’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
It is a fairly quiet city 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!) Wallowa 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. Wallowa has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Wallowa than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Wallowa may be for you.