Shipman is a tiny town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 501 people and just one neighborhood, Shipman is the 305th largest community in Virginia. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Shipman, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Shipman, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Shipman’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation.
Occupations and Workforce
Shipman is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 95.65% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Shipman is a town of service providers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Shipman who work in personal care services (32.07%), the sciences (17.93%) and teaching (15.22%).
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Shipman has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 32.07% 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
Shipman is a very car-oriented town. 100.00% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Shipman is a small town , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Shipman has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.
As is often the case in a small town, Shipman doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.