Gap Mills is a very small town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 3,115 people and just one neighborhood, Gap Mills is the 59th largest community in West Virginia.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Gap Mills is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.54% of the Gap Mills workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Gap Mills is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gap Mills who work in office and administrative support (10.74%), management occupations (10.48%) and farm management occupations (9.81%).
You will also find that a lot of people in Gap Mills 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
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!) Gap Mills 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. Gap Mills has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Gap Mills than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Gap Mills may be for you.
In Gap Mills, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.57 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.