Cloverdale is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 3,410 people and just one neighborhood, Cloverdale is the 158th largest community in Virginia.
Unlike some towns, Cloverdale isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Cloverdale are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cloverdale is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cloverdale who work in office and administrative support (27.60%), sales jobs (10.75%), and healthcare (7.33%).
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!) Cloverdale 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. Cloverdale has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Cloverdale than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Cloverdale may be for you.
Cloverdale is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The percentage of people in Cloverdale who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.39% of adults in Cloverdale have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Cloverdale in 2018 was $38,178, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $152,712 for a family of four. However, Cloverdale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Cloverdale is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Cloverdale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cloverdale residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Cloverdale include English, Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Cloverdale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Cloverdale, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Scots-Irish and Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry and 5.9% have Scottish ancestry.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Cloverdale are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 49.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 9.3% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 53.2% of America's neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 31.1% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 28.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (24.5%), and 16.4% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.6% of households. Some people also speak Polish (2.8%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Cloverdale, VA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (11.5%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (10.3%), and residents who report Irish roots (8.4%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (5.9%), along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (5.6%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (50.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (84.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (8.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.