Dillwyn, VA


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Dillwyn is a tiny town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 444 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Dillwyn is the 314th largest community in Virginia.

Unlike some towns, Dillwyn isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Dillwyn are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dillwyn is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dillwyn who work in teaching (15.43%), healthcare suport services (12.96%), and office and administrative support (12.35%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.92% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Overall, Dillwyn’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

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

The percentage of adults in Dillwyn with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.33% of adults in Dillwyn have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Dillwyn in 2010 was $16,661, which is low income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $66,644 for a family of four. Dillwyn also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.77% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Dillwyn is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Dillwyn home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dillwyn residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Dillwyn include German, Irish, French , and Danish.

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

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