Shacklefords is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 3,165 people and just one neighborhood, Shacklefords is the 176th largest community in Virginia.
Occupations and Workforce
Shacklefords is a blue-collar town, with 38.24% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Shacklefords is a town of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Shacklefords who work in office and administrative support (18.50%), management occupations (9.70%) and farm management occupations (6.74%).
Also of interest is that Shacklefords has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.37% 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
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Shacklefords has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Shacklefords has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Shacklefords than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Shacklefords may be for you.
One downside of living in Shacklefords, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.33 minutes every day commuting to work.
As is often the case in a small town, Shacklefords doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.