Blue Ridge is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 3,185 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Blue Ridge is the 172nd largest community in Virginia.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.66% 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.
Because of many things, Blue Ridge is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Blue Ridge a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Blue Ridge has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Blue Ridge’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Being a small town, Blue Ridge does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The population of Blue Ridge overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Blue Ridge, 23.53% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Blue Ridge in 2018 was $35,968, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $143,872 for a family of four. However, Blue Ridge contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Blue Ridge is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 Irish, English, German, Norwegian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Blue Ridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.