Chincoteague is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 2,913 people and just one neighborhood, Chincoteague is the 180th largest community in Virginia.
Occupations and Workforce
Chincoteague is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Chincoteague is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chincoteague who work in management occupations (15.86%), office and administrative support (15.64%) and sales jobs (13.14%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Chincoteague is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
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 is worth considering.
Chincoteague is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.15 minutes getting to work every day.
Chincoteague 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.