Velva is a very small city located in the state of North Dakota. With a population of 1,267 people and just one neighborhood, Velva is the 51st largest community in North Dakota.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Velva, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 38.34% of Velva’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Velva is a city of construction workers and builders, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Velva who work in office and administrative support (17.09%), sales jobs (9.24%) and management occupations (5.77%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.55% 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
Velva’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
Being a small city, Velva does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.