Urbanna is a tiny town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 467 people and just one neighborhood, Urbanna is the 311th largest community in Virginia.
Occupations and Workforce
Urbanna is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Urbanna is a town of service providers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Urbanna who work in teaching (16.43%), food service (11.11%) and maintenance occupations (11.11%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 28.99% 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 Urbanna is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Urbanna’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Urbanna has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Urbanna a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
As is often the case in a small town, Urbanna doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.