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 service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Abingdon who work in office and administrative support (17.49%), management occupations (10.05%), and sales jobs (9.40%).

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.

Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 19.06 minutes getting to work every day.

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: 31.65% of adults in Abingdon have a college degree.

The per capita income in Abingdon in 2010 was $26,360, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $105,440 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 Italian.

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