Heathsville is a tiny town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 141 people and just one neighborhood, Heathsville is the 359th largest community in Virginia. Heathsville has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
Occupations and Workforce
Heathsville is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 100.00% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Heathsville is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Heathsville who work in sales jobs (21.31%), art, media, and design (18.03%) and legal occupations (18.03%).
Of important note, Heathsville is also a town of artists. Heathsville has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Heathsville’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 35.09% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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
Because of many things, Heathsville is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Heathsville a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Heathsville has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Heathsville’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
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, Heathsville has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Heathsville a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Heathsville 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 Heathsville 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. Heathsville has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.
Being a small town, Heathsville does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.