Chilhowie, VA
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Chilhowie is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 1,741 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Chilhowie is the 220th largest community in Virginia.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Chilhowie is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Chilhowie is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chilhowie who work in office and administrative support (14.12%), sales jobs (9.80%), and personal care services (7.97%).

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Chilhowie has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Chilhowie has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Chilhowie than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Chilhowie may be for you.

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

The citizens of Chilhowie are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.81% of adults in Chilhowie have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Chilhowie in 2010 was $19,513, which is lower middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $78,052 for a family of four. However, Chilhowie contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Chilhowie home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Chilhowie residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Chilhowie include English, Irish, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

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

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