Great Falls, VA
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Great Falls is a medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 16,146 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Great Falls is the 54th largest community in Virginia.

Great Falls home prices are not only among the most expensive in Virginia, but Great Falls real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Great Falls is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 96.67% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Great Falls is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Great Falls who work in management occupations (27.37%), business and financial occupations (11.84%), and computer science and math (9.86%).

Also of interest is that Great Falls 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: 12.20% 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, Great Falls is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Great Falls 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, Great Falls has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Great Falls’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Great Falls, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.73 minutes every day commuting to work.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Great Falls, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Great Falls is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 81.13% 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 Great Falls in 2010 was $100,076, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $400,304 for a family of four.

Great Falls is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Great Falls home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Great Falls residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Great Falls include Irish, English, Italian, and Iranian.

In addition, Great Falls has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (21.83%).

The most common language spoken in Great Falls is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Persian.

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