Lorton, VA

Lorton profile

Living in Lorton

Lorton is a medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 19,568 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Lorton is the 46th largest community in Virginia.

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

Lorton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Lorton is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lorton who work in office and administrative support (10.20%), sales jobs (9.72%), and business and financial occupations (9.39%).

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

One downside of living in Lorton is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Lorton, the average commute to work is 36.00 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Even though Lorton is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The citizens of Lorton are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.58% of adults in Lorton 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 Lorton in 2018 was $39,385, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $157,540 for a family of four. However, Lorton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lorton is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Lorton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lorton residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Lorton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.97% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lorton include Irish, German, English, Ethiopian, and African.

Lorton also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 34.98%.

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