Occoquan, VA
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Occoquan is a tiny town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 1,025 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Occoquan is the 279th largest community in Virginia.

Occoquan is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.47% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Occoquan is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Occoquan who work in management occupations (16.98%), business and financial occupations (13.34%), and sales jobs (12.13%).

Also of interest is that Occoquan has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The overall crime rate in Occoquan is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

One downside of living in Occoquan, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.28 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Even though Occoquan is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

If knowledge is power, Occoquan is a pretty powerful place. 61.70% of the adults in Occoquan have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Occoquan in 2010 was $55,563, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $222,252 for a family of four.

Occoquan is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Occoquan home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Occoquan residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Occoquan include German, English, Italian, and Polish.

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

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