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Fort Lee, VA

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Overview


Fort Lee is a somewhat small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 9,874 people and just one neighborhood, Fort Lee is the 74th largest community in Virginia. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Fort Lee, 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 Lee, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Fort Lee’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Fort Lee does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $73,906.00.

Occupations and Workforce

Fort Lee is a military town: the armed forces employs 44.27% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Healthcare and Public Service are important in the local economy and are the town’s largest civilian employers, employing 26.69% and 18.30% of the civilian workforce respectively.

A relatively large number of people in Fort Lee telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 25.43% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Setting & Lifestyle

For a small town, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Fort Lee. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Fort Lee.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Fort Lee spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 12.08 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.

As is often the case in a small town, Fort Lee doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Demographics

In terms of college education, Fort Lee is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.46% of adults in Fort Lee have a college degree.

The per capita income in Fort Lee in 2018 was $24,315, which is low income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,260 for a family of four. However, Fort Lee contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fort Lee is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Fort Lee home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fort Lee residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Fort Lee also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.70% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fort Lee include German, Irish, Italian, European, and English.

The most common language spoken in Fort Lee is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Occupations

With 42.8% of employed workers living in the neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military than 99.9% of American neighborhoods. This is a major shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.

Furthermore, the neighborhood has a greater proportion of government workers living in it than 97.8% of the neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. This is a unique feature of this neighborhood, and one that shapes its character.

Real Estate

If you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 75.1% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.

In addition, 94.9% of the real estate in the neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.

Furthermore, homes built from 2000 through today make up a higher proportion of the neighborhood's real estate landscape than 95.6% of the neighborhoods in America. When you are driving around this neighborhood, you'll notice right away that it is one of the newest built of any, with the smell of fresh paint, and the look of young landscaping nearly everywhere you look. In fact, 68.9% of the residential real estate here is classified as newer.

Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Residents of the neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 77.8% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Modes of Transportation

In the neighborhood, walking to work is a real option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 23.1% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 98.6% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!

People

An extraordinary 13.8% of the residents of the neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during the summer when many students are away.

Migration / Stability

The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods, but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the transience of its populace. In the neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 99.2% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Brazilian and Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Brazilian ancestry and 8.2% have Puerto Rican ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Mon-Khmer, which is the dominant language of Cambodia, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Fort Lee are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 54.2% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 3.6% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 69.3% of America's neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the neighborhood, 49.2% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is the military, with 42.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (22.7%), and 17.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 74.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Fort Lee, VA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (9.8%). There are also a number of people of Puerto Rican ancestry (8.2%), and residents who report German roots (7.8%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (5.5%), along with some Sub-Saharan African ancestry residents (4.2%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (77.8% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (46.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (23.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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