Halifax, VA
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Halifax is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 1,249 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Halifax is the 247th largest community in Virginia.

Unlike some towns, Halifax isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Halifax are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Halifax is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Halifax who work in management occupations (13.11%), office and administrative support (10.86%), and sales jobs (10.30%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.74% 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.

Halifax’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

The overall education level of Halifax is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.12% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Halifax in 2010 was $28,002, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $112,008 for a family of four. However, Halifax contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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

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