Catlett is a tiny town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 331 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Catlett is the 362nd largest community in Virginia.
Catlett home prices are not only among the most expensive in Virginia, but Catlett real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Catlett is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 55.56% of the Catlett workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Catlett is a town of construction workers and builders, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Catlett who work in office and administrative support (44.44%), sales jobs (0.00%), and personal care services (0.00%).
Catlett is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Catlett to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.
Catlett 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, Catlett’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Catlett is worth considering.
In Catlett, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 39.17 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Catlett 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 Catlett, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 100.00% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.
As is often the case in a small town, Catlett doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of adults in Catlett with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.22% of adults in Catlett have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Catlett in 2018 was $33,685, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $134,740 for a family of four.
Catlett is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Catlett home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Catlett residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Catlett include Yugoslavian, Other West Indian, West Indian, U.S. Virgin Islander, and Trinidadian and Tobagonian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Catlett's cultural character, accounting for 38.89% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Catlett is English. Other important languages spoken here include Tagalog and West Germanic languages.