Goochland, VA
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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 $84,534.00.

Goochland is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.38% 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 (36.72%), computer science and math (17.49%), and sales jobs (15.55%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.56% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Because of many things, Goochland is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Goochland a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Goochland has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Goochland’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Being a small town, Goochland does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Goochland, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Goochland is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 54.48% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Goochland in 2010 was $44,177, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $176,708 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Goochland include Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and French .

The most common language spoken in Goochland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Korean.

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