Brinnon is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 805 people and just one neighborhood, Brinnon is the 246th largest community in Washington.
Occupations and Workforce
Brinnon is a blue-collar town, with 36.99% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Brinnon is a town of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brinnon who work in sales jobs (28.32%), law enforcement and fire fighting (8.67%) and office and administrative support (7.51%).
Also of interest is that Brinnon has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.00% 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 Brinnon 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.
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!) Brinnon 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. Brinnon has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Brinnon than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Brinnon may be for you.
Brinnon 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
One downside of living in Brinnon, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.47 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Even though Brinnon is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.