Coulee Dam is a very small town located in the state of Washington. With a population of 1,091 people and just one neighborhood, Coulee Dam is the 228th largest community in Washington.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Coulee Dam is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Coulee Dam is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Coulee Dam who work in office and administrative support (17.76%), teaching (10.41%) and the sciences (6.94%).
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Coulee Dam has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
A relatively large number of people in Coulee Dam telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.27% 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
One of the benefits of Coulee Dam is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.54 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
As is often the case in a small town, Coulee Dam doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.