Dry Fork, VA
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Dry Fork is a somewhat small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 7,190 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Dry Fork is the 96th 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 production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dry Fork who work in sales jobs (14.73%), office and administrative support (10.31%), and management occupations (7.70%).

Dry Fork is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Dry Fork’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Dry Fork has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Dry Fork a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Being a small town, Dry Fork does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of adults in Dry Fork who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.91% of the adults in Dry Fork have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Dry Fork in 2018 was $31,892, which is middle income relative to Virginia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $127,568 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 English, Irish, German, European, and Scottish.

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


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