Henrico, VA

Henrico profile

Living in Henrico

Henrico is a relatively large town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 180,187 people and 47 constituent neighborhoods, Henrico is the seventh largest community in Virginia.

Unlike some towns, Henrico isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Henrico are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Henrico is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Henrico who work in management occupations (12.71%), office and administrative support (11.43%), and sales jobs (10.70%).

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

A relatively large number of people in Henrico telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.10% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

One thing noticeable about Henrico, although not a huge town, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Henrico is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Henrico a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

The citizens of Henrico are among the most well-educated in the nation: 46.62% of adults in Henrico 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 Henrico in 2018 was $42,857, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $171,428 for a family of four. However, Henrico contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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