Dry Fork, VA
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Dry Fork is a somewhat small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 7,304 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 (11.82%), office and administrative support (10.05%), and management occupations (9.76%).

Because of many things, Dry Fork is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Dry Fork really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Dry Fork perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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

The education level of Dry Fork citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.88% of adults 25 and older in Dry Fork have a college degree.

The per capita income in Dry Fork in 2010 was $28,071, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $112,284 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, Italian, and Scottish.

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


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