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. Much of the housing stock in Goochland was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Goochland economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Goochland, where the median household income is $84,534.
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.56% 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.
Because of many things, Goochland is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Goochland really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Goochland perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
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.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Goochland. 54.48% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 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 English, Irish, German, Scots-Irish and French.
The most common language spoken in Goochland is English. Some people also speak Italian.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||359|
|GOOCHLAND HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||83.29%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||16.71%|
|TYPE OF GOOCHLAND HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||78.25%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||0.00%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||11.00%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||0.00%|
|SIZE OF GOOCHLAND HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||23.50%|
|AGE OF GOOCHLAND HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||53.50%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||20.75%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||25.75%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||0.00%|
|GOOCHLAND REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$270,571|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$986|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $54,000||13.38%|
|$54,001 - $109,000||1.00%|
|$109,001 - $217,000||15.39%|
|$217,001 - $326,000||11.04%|
|$326,001 - $435,000||22.07%|
|$435,001 - $543,000||24.75%|
|$543,001 - $815,000||11.37%|
|$815,001 - $1,086,000||1.00%|
|PEOPLE OF GOOCHLAND||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||9.70%|
|5 TO 17||12.59%|
|18 TO 24||3.27%|
|25 TO 34||15.37%|
|35 TO 54||40.05%|
|55 TO 64||9.19%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||9.82%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||95.94%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$84,534|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$44,177|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||9.07%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Accommodation (23.97%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (15.98%)
Public Service (5.18%)
Information Technology (2.81%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.00%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.00%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.00%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||0.00%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||0.00%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||English (39.42%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (90.79%)
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