Blue Ridge is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 3,082 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Blue Ridge is the 173rd largest community in Virginia.
Unlike some towns, Blue Ridge isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Blue Ridge are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Blue Ridge is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Blue Ridge who work in sales jobs (16.84%), management occupations (12.43%), and office and administrative support (10.39%).
Also of interest is that Blue Ridge has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Blue Ridge is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Blue Ridge’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
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, Blue Ridge has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Blue Ridge a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Blue Ridge is a small town, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Blue Ridge, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 98.21% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.
Blue Ridge is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, Blue Ridge 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: 32.89% of adults in Blue Ridge have a college degree.
The per capita income in Blue Ridge in 2010 was $34,863, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $139,452 for a family of four. However, Blue Ridge contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Blue Ridge home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Blue Ridge residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Blue Ridge include English, Irish, German, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Blue Ridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Arabic.