Gloucester Courthouse is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 2,974 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Gloucester Courthouse is the 179th largest community in Virginia.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Gloucester Courthouse is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Gloucester Courthouse is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gloucester Courthouse who work in food service (19.87%), management occupations (10.40%), and personal care services (8.19%).
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Gloucester Courthouse, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.
Also of interest is that Gloucester Courthouse has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Gloucester Courthouse has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Gloucester Courthouse a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One of the nice things about Gloucester Courthouse is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
The citizens of Gloucester Courthouse are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.04% of adults in Gloucester Courthouse having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Gloucester Courthouse in 2010 was $25,203, which is middle income relative to Virginia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $100,812 for a family of four. However, Gloucester Courthouse contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Gloucester Courthouse is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Gloucester Courthouse home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gloucester Courthouse residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Gloucester Courthouse include English, African, Irish, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Gloucester Courthouse is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and French.