Staples is a tiny city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 276 people and just one neighborhood, Staples is the 1008th largest community in Texas. Staples has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Staples is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Staples is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Staples who work in office and administrative support (17.75%), management occupations (14.13%) and sales jobs (13.77%).
A relatively large number of people in Staples telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.06% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Staples, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Staples provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
Overall, Staples’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!) Staples 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. Staples has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Staples than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Staples may be for you.
Being a small city, Staples does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.