Castle Valley is a tiny town located in the state of Utah. With a population of 334 people and just one neighborhood, Castle Valley is the 147th largest community in Utah.
Occupations and Workforce
Castle Valley is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.71% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Castle Valley is a town of professionals, service providers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Castle Valley who work in maintenance occupations (20.78%), management occupations (18.83%) and art, media, and design (14.29%).
Of important note, Castle Valley is also a town of artists. Castle Valley has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Castle Valley’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 43.42% 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
Another notable thing is that Castle Valley is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’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.
Because of many things, Castle Valley is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Castle Valley really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Castle Valley perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
It is a fairly quiet town 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!) Castle Valley 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. Castle Valley has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Castle Valley than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Castle Valley may be for you.