Ferrum is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 2,051 people and just one neighborhood, Ferrum is the 211th largest community in Virginia.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Ferrum isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Ferrum are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ferrum is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ferrum who work in office and administrative support (18.55%), food service (14.21%) and sales jobs (11.06%).
Of important note, Ferrum is also a town of artists. Ferrum has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Ferrum’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
Ferrum 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 Ferrum area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Ferrum maintain a good economy.