Winthrop is a tiny town located in the state of Washington. With a population of 412 people and just one neighborhood, Winthrop is the 272nd largest community in Washington.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Winthrop 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
Winthrop is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.70% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Winthrop is a town of service providers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Winthrop who work in management occupations (18.72%), food service (12.81%) and law enforcement and fire fighting (8.87%).
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Winthrop has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.30% 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 Winthrop is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’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.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Winthrop has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Winthrop has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Winthrop than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Winthrop may be for you.
Being a small town, Winthrop does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.