Coeburn, VA


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Coeburn is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 1,999 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Coeburn is the 206th largest community in Virginia.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Coeburn is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.27% of the Coeburn workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Coeburn is a town of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Coeburn who work in sales jobs (15.91%), office and administrative support (13.85%), and management occupations (6.04%).

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!) Coeburn 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. Coeburn has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Coeburn than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Coeburn may be for you.

Coeburn 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 citizens of Coeburn have a very low rate of college education: just 9.36% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Coeburn in 2010 was $16,443, which is low income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $65,772 for a family of four. Coeburn also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 36.55% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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

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

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