Charlottesville, VA

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Living in Charlottesville

Charlottesville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 46,553 people and 27 constituent neighborhoods, Charlottesville is the 21st largest community in Virginia.

Charlottesville real estate is some of the most expensive in Virginia, although Charlottesville house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Charlottesville is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.27% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Charlottesville is a city of professionals, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Charlottesville who work in teaching (12.50%), management occupations (10.22%), and food service (9.09%).

Of important note, Charlottesville is also a city of artists. Charlottesville has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Charlottesville’s character.

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

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

Charlottesville, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.

One of the benefits of Charlottesville is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.61 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Charlottesville is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Charlottesville area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Charlottesville, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Charlottesville is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 54.94% 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 Charlottesville in 2018 was $38,328, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $153,312 for a family of four. However, Charlottesville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Charlottesville is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Charlottesville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Charlottesville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Charlottesville include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

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