Dry Fork is a somewhat small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 7,348 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 (11.82%), office and administrative support (10.05%), and management occupations (9.76%).
Because of many things, Dry Fork is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Dry Fork a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Dry Fork has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Dry Fork’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
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%: 18.88% of the adults in Dry Fork have a bachelor's degree or advanced 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.