Soap Lake is a very small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 1,585 people and just one neighborhood, Soap Lake is the 210th largest community in Washington.
Occupations and Workforce
Soap Lake is a blue-collar town, with 35.24% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Soap Lake is a city of service providers, sales and office workers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Soap Lake who work in sales jobs (16.77%), personal care services (11.46%) and food service (8.92%).
In addition, many people in Soap Lake have jobs in agriculture, more so than in most other communities in America. As a result, you will see quite a number of farms around town.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.84% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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
Residents will find that the city 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, Soap Lake is worth considering.
For a small city, Soap Lake has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Soap Lake exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.