Tonasket is a very small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 1,018 people and just one neighborhood, Tonasket is the 231st largest community in Washington.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities, Tonasket isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Tonasket are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Tonasket is a city of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Tonasket who work in office and administrative support (14.32%), healthcare suport services (11.11%) and teaching (8.64%).
Another important characteristic of Tonasket is that a lot of people work in agricultural jobs, especially compared to most other communities in America, and there are quite a number of farms in town.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.78% 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
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 15.46 minutes getting to work every day.
Being a small city, Tonasket does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.