Clarkston is a tiny town located in the state of Utah. With a population of 680 people and just one neighborhood, Clarkston is the 137th largest community in Utah.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Clarkston is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Clarkston is a town of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Clarkston who work in office and administrative support (16.41%), management occupations (9.73%) and maintenance occupations (8.51%).
Also of interest is that Clarkston has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Clarkston telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.84% 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
Clarkston is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Clarkston’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Clarkston is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Clarkston, the average commute to work is 32.77 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Clarkston is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.