Dryden is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 1,172 people and just one neighborhood, Dryden is the 256th largest community in Virginia.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Dryden is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dryden is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dryden who work in office and administrative support (14.35%), management occupations (11.13%) and sales jobs (9.21%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Dryden, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Dryden provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Dryden has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Dryden a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in Dryden, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.27 minutes every day commuting to work.