Cumberland is a tiny town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 384 people and just one neighborhood, Cumberland is the 324th largest community in Virginia.
Occupations and Workforce
Cumberland is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 98.25% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Cumberland is a town of sales and office workers, farmers, fishers, or foresters and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Cumberland who work in sales jobs (98.25%), farm management occupations (1.75%) and art, media, and design (0.00%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 31.58% 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
Cumberland’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
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!) Cumberland 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. Cumberland has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Cumberland than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Cumberland may be for you.
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 10.19 minutes getting to work every day.
Cumberland is a very car-oriented town. 100.00% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Cumberland is a small town , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Cumberland has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.
As is often the case in a small town, Cumberland doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.