Haymarket, VA
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Haymarket is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 1,980 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Haymarket is the 219th largest community in Virginia. Haymarket has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Haymarket, where the median household income is $124,167.00.

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

Haymarket is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.87% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Haymarket is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Haymarket who work in management occupations (21.57%), office and administrative support (14.17%), and computer science and math (9.96%).

Also of interest is that Haymarket has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Haymarket is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Haymarket’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Haymarket, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.37 minutes every day commuting to work.

The citizens of Haymarket are among the most well-educated in the nation: 47.29% of adults in Haymarket have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Haymarket in 2010 was $41,653, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $166,612 for a family of four.

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

Haymarket also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.45%.

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