Union Hall is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 1,143 people and just one neighborhood, Union Hall is the 261st largest community in Virginia.
Real Estate Prices
Union Hall home prices are not only among the most expensive in Virginia, but Union Hall real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Union Hall is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Union Hall is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Union Hall who work in office and administrative support (15.00%), teaching (13.00%) and the sciences (9.80%).
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Union Hall 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.
Of important note, Union Hall is also a town of artists. Union Hall has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Union Hall’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.89% 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
Another notable thing is that Union Hall is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
Because of many things, Union Hall is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Union Hall a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Union Hall has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Union Hall’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
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!) Union Hall 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. Union Hall has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Union Hall than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Union Hall may be for you.
In Union Hall, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.86 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Being a small town, Union Hall does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.