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.
Gloucester Courthouse is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Gloucester Courthouse is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gloucester Courthouse who work in office and administrative support (13.13%), sales jobs (9.90%), and management occupations (9.90%).
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.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Gloucester Courthouse has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Gloucester Courthouse has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Gloucester Courthouse than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Gloucester Courthouse may be for you.
Gloucester Courthouse is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Gloucester Courthouse, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.38 minutes every day commuting to work.
As is often the case in a small town, Gloucester Courthouse doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The overall education level of Gloucester Courthouse is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.45% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Gloucester Courthouse in 2018 was $33,670, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $134,680 for a family of four. However, Gloucester Courthouse contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Gloucester Courthouse is a somewhat 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, Irish, German, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Gloucester Courthouse is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.