Bland is a tiny town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 397 people and just one neighborhood, Bland is the 322nd largest community in Virginia.
Occupations and Workforce
Bland is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.43% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bland is a town of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Bland who work in sales jobs (19.14%), law enforcement and fire fighting (14.83%) and office and administrative support (14.83%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 14.83% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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
The overall crime rate in Bland is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
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!) Bland 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. Bland has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Bland than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Bland may be for you.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Bland spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.71 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
As is often the case in a small town, Bland doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.