Pennington Gap is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 1,823 people and just one neighborhood, Pennington Gap is the 220th largest community in Virginia.
Occupations and Workforce
Pennington Gap is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Pennington Gap is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pennington Gap who work in healthcare (14.06%), sales jobs (12.87%) and teaching (11.49%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Pennington Gap is very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of Pennington Gap isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 97.38% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.
As is often the case in a small town, Pennington Gap doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.