Java is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 1,792 people and just one neighborhood, Java is the 217th largest community in Virginia.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Java is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.30% of the Java workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Java is a town of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Java who work in office and administrative support (12.10%), maintenance occupations (8.60%) and community and social services (7.00%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.60% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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
The overall crime rate in Java is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
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, Java has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Java a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.