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, Dry Fork isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Dry Fork are a mix 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 (13.58%), office and administrative support (11.72%), and management occupations (8.81%).

Dry Fork’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

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

In terms of college education, Dry Fork is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.46% 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 $24,137, which is middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $96,548 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, Scottish, and Italian.

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

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