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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Halifax is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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.
The overall crime rate in Halifax is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
In terms of college education, Halifax is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 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.