Yachats is a tiny coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 706 people and just one neighborhood, Yachats is the 185th largest community in Oregon.
Real Estate Prices
Yachats home prices are not only among the most expensive in Oregon, but Yachats real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities, Yachats isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Yachats are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Yachats is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Yachats who work in office and administrative support (18.77%), food service (9.75%) and sales jobs (9.75%).
Also of interest is that Yachats has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 14.08% 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
Another notable thing is that Yachats is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the city’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
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, Yachats has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Yachats a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Yachats 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.