Fort Belvoir, VA


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Fort Belvoir is a somewhat small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 7,466 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Fort Belvoir is the 95th largest community in Virginia. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Fort Belvoir, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Fort Belvoir, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Fort Belvoir’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Fort Belvoir does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $69,653.00.

26.19% of the workforce is employed in the armed forces, making the military a huge focus of life in Fort Belvoir. Even though it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy. The Public Service and Healthcare industries respectively employ 50.22% and 17.12% of the civilian workforce.

Fort Belvoir is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Fort Belvoir enrolled in college, Fort Belvoir has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

Despite being a small town, Fort Belvoir has a lot of people using the subway to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the subway are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The citizens of Fort Belvoir are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 38.98% of adults in Fort Belvoir have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Fort Belvoir in 2010 was $22,294, which is middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $89,176 for a family of four. However, Fort Belvoir contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fort Belvoir is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Fort Belvoir home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fort Belvoir residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Fort Belvoir also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.40% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fort Belvoir include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Fort Belvoir is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.

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