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Cross Junction, VA

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Overview


Cross Junction is a somewhat small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 6,598 people and just one neighborhood, Cross Junction is the 106th largest community in Virginia.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Cross Junction is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cross Junction is a town of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Cross Junction who work in office and administrative support (12.57%), sales jobs (11.73%), and management occupations (10.04%).

Cross Junction is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Cross Junction, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.

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

Setting & Lifestyle

Because of many things, Cross Junction is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Cross Junction a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Cross Junction has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Cross Junction’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Cross Junction is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Cross Junction, the average commute to work is 34.77 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Demographics

The percentage of people in Cross Junction who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.09% of adults in Cross Junction have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Cross Junction in 2018 was $39,308, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $157,232 for a family of four.

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

The most common language spoken in Cross Junction is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Occupations

With 3.5% of employed workers living in the neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military than 98.1% of American neighborhoods. This is a major shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.

Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 13.3% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour + round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.9% of all neighborhoods in America.

Car Ownership

Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in the neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 33.2% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 95.2% of the neighborhoods in the nation.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Cross Junction are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 75.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 4.3% 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 67.5% of America's neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the neighborhood, 35.6% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 24.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (24.7%), and 14.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.2% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Cross Junction, VA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (16.9%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (15.1%), and residents who report English roots (11.5%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (6.6%), along with some Norwegian ancestry residents (2.4%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (38.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans. However, there is also a significant group of residents (13.3%) who commute over an hour in each direction.

Here most residents (87.3%) 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 (5.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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