Amelia Court House, VA


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Amelia Court House is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 1,113 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Amelia Court House is the 269th largest community in Virginia.

Amelia Court House is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.07% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Amelia Court House is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Amelia Court House who work in food service (31.36%), computer science and math (18.22%), and office and administrative support (15.25%).

Also of interest is that Amelia Court House 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: 8.05% 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.

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!) Amelia Court House 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. Amelia Court House has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Amelia Court House than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Amelia Court House may be for you.

One downside of living in Amelia Court House is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Amelia Court House, the average commute to work is 32.66 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Amelia Court House is very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of Amelia Court House isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 1.00% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.

As is often the case in a small town, Amelia Court House doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The education level of Amelia Court House citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.08% of adults 25 and older in Amelia Court House have a college degree.

The per capita income in Amelia Court House in 2010 was $20,672, which is lower middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $82,688 for a family of four.

Amelia Court House is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Amelia Court House home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Amelia Court House residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Amelia Court House include Scottish, German, Irish, and European.

The most common language spoken in Amelia Court House is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Hebrew.

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