Willis is a somewhat small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 5,453 people and just one neighborhood, Willis is the 121st largest community in Virginia.
Occupations and Workforce
Willis is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Willis is a town of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Willis who work in office and administrative support (17.62%), management occupations (8.77%) and sales jobs (7.88%).
Also of interest is that Willis 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: 8.41% 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
Overall, Willis’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
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, Willis has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Willis a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in Willis, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.73 minutes every day commuting to work.
Being a small town, Willis does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.