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Boyce, VA

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Overview


Boyce is a tiny town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 776 people and just one neighborhood, Boyce is the 312th largest community in Virginia. Much of the housing stock in Boyce was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Boyce economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Boyce, where the median household income is $107,000.00.

Boyce home prices are not only among the most expensive in Virginia, but Boyce real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns, Boyce isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Boyce are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Boyce is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Boyce who work in office and administrative support (12.74%), management occupations (11.33%), and food service (9.56%).

Also of interest is that Boyce has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Boyce telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 15.07% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Setting & Lifestyle

In addition, Boyce is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Because of many things, Boyce is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Boyce 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, Boyce has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Boyce’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Boyce, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.83 minutes every day commuting to work.

Demographics

The overall education level of Boyce is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.94% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Boyce in 2018 was $46,484, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $185,936 for a family of four.

Boyce is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Boyce home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Boyce residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Boyce also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.77% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Boyce include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

People

If you are planning to retire in Virginia, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Virginia, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 97.9% of neighborhoods in VA. If a Virginia retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.

In addition, has the amazing distinction of housing more same sex couples living together than 97.7% of neighborhoods in the U.S. If you are seeking such a neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that this is one place that you should consider.

Real Estate

One of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Welsh and Armenian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Welsh ancestry and 0.7% have Armenian ancestry.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Boyce are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 79.9% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 4.6% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 66.0% of America's neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 46.4% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 21.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (20.9%), and 10.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the neighborhood in Boyce, VA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (25.4%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (17.0%), and residents who report English roots (15.2%), and some of the residents are also of Welsh ancestry (3.9%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (3.1%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (43.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (80.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (6.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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