Iron Gate is a tiny town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 383 people and just one neighborhood, Iron Gate is the 326th largest community in Virginia. Iron Gate has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Iron Gate is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Iron Gate is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Iron Gate who work in management occupations (13.14%), farm management occupations (12.41%) and maintenance occupations (11.68%).
In addition, many people in Iron Gate have jobs in agriculture, more so than in most other communities in America. As a result, you will see quite a number of farms around town.
Also of interest is that Iron Gate has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Iron Gate telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.22% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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