Bristow, VA
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Bristow is a medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 36,194 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Bristow is the 31st largest community in Virginia. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Bristow, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Bristow, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Bristow’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Bristow does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $140,782.00.

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

Bristow is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.13% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bristow is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bristow who work in management occupations (14.97%), computer science and math (10.36%), and office and administrative support (10.01%).

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

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

One downside of living in Bristow, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 38.52 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Bristow use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Bristow‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Bristow, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Bristow is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 52.95% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Bristow in 2010 was $44,044, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $176,176 for a family of four.

Bristow is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Bristow home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bristow residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Bristow also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.76% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bristow include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

In addition, Bristow has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (16.64%).

The most common language spoken in Bristow is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.