Lovettsville is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 1,934 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lovettsville is the 226th largest community in Virginia. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Lovettsville, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Lovettsville, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Lovettsville’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Lovettsville does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $103,750.00.
Lovettsville home prices are not only among the most expensive in Virginia, but Lovettsville real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lovettsville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lovettsville is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lovettsville who work in management occupations (13.12%), office and administrative support (11.18%), and sales jobs (10.22%).
Also of interest is that Lovettsville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.61% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Because of many things, Lovettsville is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Lovettsville really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Lovettsville perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In Lovettsville, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 43.59 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Despite being a small town, Lovettsville has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
The citizens of Lovettsville are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.21% of adults in Lovettsville 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 Lovettsville in 2010 was $35,028, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $140,112 for a family of four.
Lovettsville is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Lovettsville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lovettsville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lovettsville include English, German, Italian, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Lovettsville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.