Axton is a somewhat small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 7,471 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Axton is the 93rd largest community in Virginia.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Axton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Axton is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Axton who work in office and administrative support (13.09%), food service (7.22%), and management occupations (7.06%).
Of important note, Axton is also a town of artists. Axton has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Axton’s character.
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, Axton has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Axton a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
The percentage of people in Axton with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.63% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Axton in 2018 was $20,801, which is low income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $83,204 for a family of four. However, Axton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Axton is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Axton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Axton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Axton include English, German, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Axton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.