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Grottoes, VA

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Overview


Grottoes is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 2,953 people and just one neighborhood, Grottoes is the 184th largest community in Virginia.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Grottoes is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Grottoes is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Grottoes who work in management occupations (12.59%), sales jobs (11.90%), and office and administrative support (11.28%).

Setting & Lifestyle

As is often the case in a small town, Grottoes doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Demographics

The citizens of Grottoes are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.07% of adults in Grottoes having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Grottoes in 2022 was $41,563, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $166,252 for a family of four. However, Grottoes contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Grottoes is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Grottoes home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Grottoes residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Grottoes include German, English, Irish, French, and Scottish.

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Grottoes are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 50.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 10.3% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 50.0% of America's neighborhoods.

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In the neighborhood, 31.8% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 26.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (26.4%), and 14.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Grottoes, VA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (15.2%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (11.5%), and residents who report Irish roots (8.2%), and some of the residents are also of South American ancestry (5.3%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (4.7%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (52.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (85.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (5.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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