Meadowview - Emory, VA

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Meadowview - Emory is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 2,606 people and just one neighborhood, Meadowview - Emory is the 196th largest community in Virginia.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns, Meadowview - Emory isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Meadowview - Emory are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Meadowview - Emory is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Meadowview - Emory who work in office and administrative support (19.93%), teaching (9.88%), and sales jobs (8.74%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.89% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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


The citizens of Meadowview - Emory are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.96% of adults in Meadowview - Emory having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Meadowview - Emory in 2018 was $23,001, which is lower middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $92,004 for a family of four. However, Meadowview - Emory contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Meadowview - Emory is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Polish.

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 Meadowview - Emory, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.


NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 98.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 32.1% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.

In addition, according to NeighborhoodScout's research, is better suited for first-time home buyers than 85.7% of neighborhoods in the state. Most homes here are priced below the state's median house value, yet maintain comparably good appreciation rates over the last decade relative to other neighborhoods in Virginia. Along with an exclusive multi-metric measure of neighborhood quality developed by NeighborhoodScout that scores high here in this neighborhood, this means that buying into the neighborhood is not only an accessible option but considered a decent first time home buyer choice for building equity in your first home, while being in a quality neighborhood

Modes of Transportation

In the neighborhood, walking to work is a real option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 13.2% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 96.4% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!

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 Meadowview - Emory are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 43.5% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 10.6% 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 50.2% of America's neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the neighborhood, 30.2% 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 24.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (22.9%), and 19.1% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.


The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.6% of households.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Meadowview - Emory, VA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (12.4%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (9.2%), and residents who report Irish roots (5.6%), and some of the residents are also of Scots-Irish ancestry (3.1%), along with some French ancestry residents (2.1%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (39.2% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (66.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (13.2%) and 7.2% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors 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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