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Charles City, VA
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Living in Charles City

Charles City is a tiny town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 104 people and two associated neighborhoods, Charles City is the 417th largest community in Virginia. Much of the housing stock in Charles City was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

In addition, Charles City is a college town. There are a lot of students in Charles City attending college, and as a result Charles City provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

Charles City’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

In Charles City, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.50 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Charles City 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 Charles City, 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, Charles City doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Charles City. 54.55% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Charles City in 2018 was $59,865, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $239,460 for a family of four. However, Charles City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Charles City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Charles City residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Charles City include German, Irish, Yugoslavian, Other West Indian, and West Indian.

The most common language spoken in Charles City is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Arabic.

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