Gap Mills is a very small town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 3,138 people and just one neighborhood, Gap Mills is the 59th largest community in West Virginia.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Gap Mills, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 38.98% of Gap Mills’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Gap Mills is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gap Mills who work in office and administrative support (12.37%), management occupations (12.18%) and farm management occupations (9.49%).
Another important characteristic of Gap Mills 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.
Of important note, Gap Mills is also a town of artists. Gap Mills has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Gap Mills’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
Overall, Gap Mills’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Gap Mills is worth considering.
In Gap Mills, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.70 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Being a small town, Gap Mills does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.