Lorton, VA (Richmond Hwy / Old Colchester Rd)




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About Lorton, VA (Richmond Hwy / Old Colchester Rd)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Richmond Hwy / Old Colchester Rd median real estate price is $433,699, which is more expensive than 73.1% of the neighborhoods in Virginia and 78.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Richmond Hwy / Old Colchester Rd is currently $1,875, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 78.7% of the neighborhoods in Virginia.

Richmond Hwy / Old Colchester Rd is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Lorton, Virginia.

Richmond Hwy / Old Colchester Rd real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) townhomes and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Richmond Hwy / Old Colchester Rd neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

In Richmond Hwy / Old Colchester Rd, the current vacancy rate is 0.0%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 100.0% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Richmond Hwy / Old Colchester Rd is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

With a real estate vacancy rate of only 0.0%, the Richmond Hwy / Old Colchester Rd 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, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Richmond Hwy / Old Colchester Rd neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 56.9% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.

Notable & Unique: People

In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the Richmond Hwy / Old Colchester Rd neighborhood stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Richmond Hwy / Old Colchester Rd neighborhood has more Sub-Saharan African and African ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 12.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Sub-Saharan African ancestry and 5.7% have African ancestry.

Richmond Hwy / Old Colchester Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 17.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak African languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

The government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy. From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is that the Richmond Hwy / Old Colchester Rd neighborhood in particular stands out when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who are employed by the government. At 19.1% of its workforce, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than 98.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 Richmond Hwy / Old Colchester Rd neighborhood in Lorton 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 86.4% 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.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Richmond Hwy / Old Colchester Rd neighborhood, 39.9% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 24.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (22.6%), and 19.1% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

The Neighbors: 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 Richmond Hwy / Old Colchester Rd neighborhood in Lorton, VA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (17.8%). There are also a number of people of Sub-Saharan African ancestry (12.9%), and residents who report Mexican roots (8.0%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (7.4%), along with some African ancestry residents (5.7%), among others. In addition, 36.8% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Richmond Hwy / Old Colchester Rd neighborhood is English, spoken by 47.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include African languages, Spanish, South Asian languages and Tagalog (the first language of the Philippine region).

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 Richmond Hwy / Old Colchester Rd neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (32.8% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (73.8%) 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 (12.1%) and 6.5% of residents also ride the bus 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.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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Lorton 0.101011101001110
Virginia 1.96
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Richmond Hwy / Old Colchester Rd 0.101011101001110
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Virginia 19

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 12 Condition Alerts found.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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