White Salmon is a very small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 2,314 people and just one neighborhood, White Salmon is the 182nd largest community in Washington.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in White Salmon are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Washington.
Occupations and Workforce
White Salmon is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, White Salmon is a city of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in White Salmon who work in office and administrative support (14.84%), architecture and engineering (12.90%) and food service (10.57%).
Also of interest is that White Salmon has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in White Salmon telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.19% 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
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of White Salmon spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 11.78 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Being a small city, White Salmon does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.