White Swan is a tiny town located in the state of Washington. With a population of 803 people and just one neighborhood, White Swan is the 248th largest community in Washington.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, White Swan is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 57.36% of the White Swan workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, White Swan is a town of transportation and shipping workers, farmers, fishers, or foresters and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in White Swan who work in farm management occupations (17.83%), personal care services (13.95%) and office and administrative support (8.53%).
You will also find that a lot of people in White Swan work in agricultural jobs - much more than in the average community in America. This will be quite apparent if you drive around town, as much of the landscape is dedicated to farms.
Also of interest is that White Swan has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
The town 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, White Swan has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes White Swan a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of White Swan spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.02 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
For a small town, White Swan 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 White Swan exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.