Chincoteague Island is a tiny town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 0 people and just one neighborhood, Chincoteague Island is the 364th largest community in Virginia.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Chincoteague Island is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 100.00% of the Chincoteague Island workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Chincoteague Island is a town of production and manufacturing workers, construction workers and builders and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chincoteague Island who work in business and financial occupations (0.00%), management occupations (0.00%) and farm management occupations (0.00%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Chincoteague Island is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Chincoteague Island area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Chincoteague Island maintain a good economy.
Overall, Chincoteague Island’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, Chincoteague Island is worth considering.
Chincoteague Island is very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of Chincoteague Island isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 100.00% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.
Chincoteague Island is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.