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Jeffersonton, VA

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Overview


Jeffersonton is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 3,318 people and just one neighborhood, Jeffersonton is the 169th largest community in Virginia.

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

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns, Jeffersonton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Jeffersonton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Jeffersonton is a town of managers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Jeffersonton who work in management occupations (14.43%), office and administrative support (11.16%), and business and financial occupations (10.95%).

Also of interest is that Jeffersonton 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 Jeffersonton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.78% 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.

Setting & Lifestyle

Because of many things, Jeffersonton is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Jeffersonton a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Jeffersonton has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Jeffersonton’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Jeffersonton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 38.59 minutes every day commuting to work.

Jeffersonton is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Demographics

The population of Jeffersonton is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.12% of adults in Jeffersonton have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Jeffersonton in 2022 was $48,307, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $193,228 for a family of four.

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

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Jeffersonton, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Real Estate

Owner-occupied real estate dominates the neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 95.1% of neighborhoods in America. With a real estate vacancy rate of only 0.0%, the neighborhood has a lower vacancy rate than 100.0% of U.S. neighborhoods, a very elite group. Such a low vacancy rate may indicate very strong real estate demand in the neighborhood combined with some impediments to increasing supply, such as zoning or existing density of development, among other potential reasons.

In addition, the neighborhood has earned the amazing distinction of having one of the highest rates of detached, single-family homes of any neighborhood in the U.S. With 99.1% of the residential real estate here made up of free-standing single-family homes, there is a greater proportion of single-family homes here than in 97.8% of all neighborhoods in America.

People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, if you're looking for a great spot to raise a family, then look no further than the neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that the combination of good quality public schools, above-average safety from crime, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family homes, help make this neighborhood among the top 11.0% of family-friendly neighborhoods across the state of Virginia. In addition, there are a high proportion of other families with school-aged children living here, making it easy for parents and their children to socialize and develop a sense of community support. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools, in part due to the educational attainment of the parents here, who vote in support of the public schools.

Car Ownership

We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result, most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis shows that the neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 37.6% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 97.3% of the neighborhoods in the nation.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Scots-Irish and Lithuanian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 11.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry and 3.0% have Lithuanian ancestry.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Jeffersonton are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 91.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the neighborhood, 47.8% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 26.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (15.2%), and 10.8% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.4% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.6%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the neighborhood in Jeffersonton, VA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (28.3%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (11.9%), and residents who report Scots-Irish roots (11.8%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (9.8%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (6.0%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (34.6% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (75.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (9.8%) and 5.3% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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