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.
The armed forces are a huge part of the life in Gloucester Courthouse, employing 7.79% of the workforce. While it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy, where the Retail and Professional, scientific, and technical services industries employ 17.80% and 15.99% of the civilian workforce, respectively.
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.
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.
The education level of Gloucester Courthouse citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.46% of adults in Gloucester Courthouse have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Gloucester Courthouse in 2010 was $23,870, which is middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $95,480 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, Irish, Dutch, and African.
The most common language spoken in Gloucester Courthouse is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and French.