Clallam Bay is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 371 people and just one neighborhood, Clallam Bay is the 274th largest community in Washington.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Clallam Bay is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Clallam Bay is a town of professionals, farmers, fishers, or foresters and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Clallam Bay who work in teaching (29.09%), farm management occupations (20.00%) and community and social services (17.27%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Clallam Bay 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.
Clallam Bay 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.
Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.45 minutes getting to work every day.
Clallam Bay, even though it is a small town, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, town who have a need for low-cost transportation.