Abingdon, VA
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Abingdon is a somewhat small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 8,119 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Abingdon is the 82nd largest community in Virginia.

Unlike some towns, Abingdon isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Abingdon are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Abingdon is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Abingdon who work in office and administrative support (17.22%), management occupations (11.24%), and sales jobs (8.07%).

Also of interest is that Abingdon has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In terms of college education, Abingdon is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.61% of adults in Abingdon have a college degree.

The per capita income in Abingdon in 2010 was $26,791, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $107,164 for a family of four. However, Abingdon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Abingdon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Abingdon residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Abingdon include German, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Abingdon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.