Olalla is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 2,803 people and just one neighborhood, Olalla is the 164th largest community in Washington.
Occupations and Workforce
Olalla is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Olalla is a town of sales and office workers, managers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Olalla who work in office and administrative support (15.97%), management occupations (13.65%) and sales jobs (12.36%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Olalla is worth considering.
One of the nice things about Olalla is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
In Olalla, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.75 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Despite being a small town, Olalla has a lot of people using a ferryboat to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on a ferryboat are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.