Louisa, VA
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Louisa is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 1,621 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Louisa is the 228th largest community in Virginia.

Louisa is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Louisa is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Louisa who work in healthcare (10.07%), office and administrative support (9.49%), and sales jobs (8.68%).

A relatively large number of people in Louisa telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.98% 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.

The percentage of adults in Louisa who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.98% of the adults in Louisa have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Louisa in 2010 was $22,122, which is lower middle income relative to Virginia, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,488 for a family of four. However, Louisa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Louisa is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Louisa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Louisa residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Louisa also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.52% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Louisa include Irish, German, Italian, and Scottish.

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

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