Hiwassee is a tiny town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 258 people and just one neighborhood, Hiwassee is the 342nd largest community in Virginia.
Occupations and Workforce
Hiwassee is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.11% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hiwassee is a town of managers, service providers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Hiwassee who work in food service (22.34%), business and financial occupations (18.09%) and management occupations (15.96%).
Of important note, Hiwassee is also a town of artists. Hiwassee has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Hiwassee’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Hiwassee 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.
Overall, Hiwassee’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
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, Hiwassee is worth considering.
Hiwassee 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.