Glade Spring, VA


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Glade Spring is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 1,453 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Glade Spring is the 239th largest community in Virginia.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Glade Spring is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Glade Spring is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Glade Spring who work in sales jobs (12.98%), office and administrative support (11.45%), and management occupations (8.09%).

Because of many things, Glade Spring is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Glade Spring 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, Glade Spring has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Glade Spring’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Glade Spring is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The population of Glade Spring overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Glade Spring, 22.49% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Glade Spring in 2010 was $20,910, which is lower middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $83,640 for a family of four. However, Glade Spring contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Glade Spring home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Glade Spring residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Glade Spring include Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Glade Spring is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.

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