Goochland is a tiny town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 870 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Goochland is the 284th largest community in Virginia. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Goochland, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Goochland, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Goochland’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Goochland does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $135,469.00.
Goochland is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 95.24% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Goochland is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Goochland who work in management occupations (36.01%), healthcare (15.48%), and sales jobs (10.71%).
Also of interest is that Goochland has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 15.77% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, Goochland is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Goochland is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Goochland’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Goochland, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.06 minutes every day commuting to work.
Goochland 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.
If knowledge is power, Goochland is a pretty powerful place. 53.24% of the adults in Goochland have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Goochland in 2010 was $65,067, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $260,268 for a family of four.
The people who call Goochland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Goochland residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Goochland include English, Scots-Irish, Irish, Danish, and Czech.
The most common language spoken in Goochland is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.