Westport is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 2,018 people and just one neighborhood, Westport is the 185th largest community in Washington.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities, Westport isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Westport are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Westport is a city of service providers, transportation and shipping workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Westport who work in management occupations (12.11%), personal care services (11.67%) and office and administrative support (8.86%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.38% 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
Another notable thing is that Westport is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the city’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.
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Westport has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Westport a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Westport 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
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 14.20 minutes getting to work every day.
As is often the case in a small city, Westport doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.