Dry Fork, VA


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Dry Fork is a somewhat small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 7,448 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Dry Fork is the 89th largest community in Virginia.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Dry Fork is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dry Fork is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dry Fork who work in sales jobs (13.15%), office and administrative support (11.82%), and management occupations (9.72%).

The overall crime rate in Dry Fork is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Dry Fork is worth considering.

In terms of college education, Dry Fork is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.04% of adults 25 and older in Dry Fork have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Dry Fork in 2010 was $23,651, which is middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $94,604 for a family of four. However, Dry Fork contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Dry Fork is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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