Painter is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 227 people and just one neighborhood, Painter is the 346th largest community in Virginia. Painter 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, Painter is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Painter is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Painter who work in management occupations (18.59%), office and administrative support (14.74%) and food service (13.46%).
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Painter, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.
Setting & Lifestyle
Painter 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.
Being a small town, Painter does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.