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. Fort Belvoir has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Fort Belvoir, where the median household income is $73,942.00.

The armed forces are a huge part of the life in Fort Belvoir, employing 24.09% of the workforce. While it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy, where the Public Service and Healthcare industries employ 50.43% and 18.03% of the civilian workforce, respectively.

In Fort Belvoir, a lot of people use the subway to get to work every day though Fort Belvoir is a relatively small town. Those that ride the subway are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The education level of Fort Belvoir citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.84% of adults in Fort Belvoir have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Fort Belvoir in 2010 was $22,956, which is middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $91,824 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 17.92% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fort Belvoir include Irish, Italian, English, and European.

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

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