Christiansburg is a medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 21,943 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Christiansburg is the 43rd largest community in Virginia.
Christiansburg is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.14% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Christiansburg is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Christiansburg who work in office and administrative support (13.72%), management occupations (10.85%), and teaching (9.69%).
Also of interest is that Christiansburg has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Christiansburg is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.18% of adults in Christiansburg have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Christiansburg in 2010 was $30,738, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $122,952 for a family of four. However, Christiansburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Christiansburg is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Christiansburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Christiansburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Christiansburg include Irish, English, Italian, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Christiansburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.