Onancock is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 1,262 people and just one neighborhood, Onancock is the 253rd largest community in Virginia. Onancock has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
Occupations and Workforce
Onancock is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Onancock is a town of managers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Onancock who work in management occupations (16.90%), office and administrative support (8.95%) and teaching (8.35%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.73% 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
Onancock is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
One of the benefits of Onancock is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.02 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Onancock 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.