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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Glade Spring who work in office and administrative support (14.04%), maintenance occupations (12.22%), and sales jobs (9.23%).
Because of many things, Glade Spring is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Glade Spring really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Glade Spring perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
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 education level of Glade Spring citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.79% of adults in Glade Spring have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Glade Spring in 2010 was $17,470, which is low income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $69,880 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, Scots-Irish, German, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Glade Spring is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and French.