Hayes, VA
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Hayes is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 15,853 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Hayes is the 52nd largest community in Virginia.

Hayes is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Hayes is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hayes who work in sales jobs (12.79%), office and administrative support (12.16%), and management occupations (9.66%).

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Hayes is worth considering.

One of the nice things about Hayes is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

One downside of living in Hayes is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Hayes, the average commute to work is 30.24 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The citizens of Hayes are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.74% of adults in Hayes having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hayes in 2010 was $28,607, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $114,428 for a family of four. However, Hayes contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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