New Kent is a tiny town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 739 people and two constituent neighborhoods, New Kent is the 313th largest community in Virginia. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in New Kent, 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 New Kent, and putting down their money on brand new construction. New Kent’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. New Kent does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $149,288.00.
A relatively large number of people in New Kent telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 19.51% 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.
New Kent is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, New Kent’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in New Kent is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In New Kent, the average commute to work is 42.47 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, New Kent doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, New Kent is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.24% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in New Kent in 2018 was $51,755, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $207,020 for a family of four.
New Kent is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call New Kent home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of New Kent residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in New Kent include Italian, English, German, Irish, and European.
The most common language spoken in New Kent is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.