Stanley is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 1,663 people and just one neighborhood, Stanley is the 225th largest community in Virginia.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Stanley is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.47% of the Stanley workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Stanley is a town of sales and office workers, service providers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Stanley who work in office and administrative support (16.57%), food service (9.45%) and sales jobs (6.98%).
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!) Stanley 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. Stanley has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Stanley than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Stanley may be for you.
One downside of living in Stanley is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Stanley, the average commute to work is 31.70 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Stanley doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.