Mount Solon is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 3,760 people and just one neighborhood, Mount Solon is the 155th largest community in Virginia.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Mount Solon is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.96% of the Mount Solon workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Mount Solon is a town of sales and office workers, managers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Mount Solon who work in management occupations (14.21%), office and administrative support (11.65%) and sales jobs (6.27%).
Of important note, Mount Solon is also a town of artists. Mount Solon has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Mount Solon’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.20% 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
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, Mount Solon is worth considering.
Being a small town, Mount Solon does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.