Charles City, VA
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Charles City is a tiny town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 129 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Charles City is the 361st largest community in Virginia.

Charles City is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.39% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Charles City is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Charles City who work in sales jobs (35.87%), food service (11.96%), and teaching (11.96%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.61% 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.

The overall crime rate in Charles City is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Charles City has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Charles City a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One downside of living in Charles City, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.50 minutes every day commuting to work.

Charles City is very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of Charles City isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 1.00% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.

As is often the case in a small town, Charles City doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The citizens of Charles City are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.11% of adults in Charles City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Charles City in 2010 was $69,169, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $276,676 for a family of four. However, Charles City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Charles City is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Charles City include English, Yugoslavian, Other West Indian, and West Indian.

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

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