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 91.80% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Occoquan is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Occoquan who work in business and financial occupations (17.58%), management occupations (15.63%), and sales jobs (10.55%).

There are many members of the armed forces living in Occoquan. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.

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.

In Occoquan, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.11 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.

In Occoquan, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Occoquan is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Occoquan, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Occoquan is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 55.12% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Occoquan in 2010 was $55,936, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $223,744 for a family of four.

Occoquan is a somewhat 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 Spanish and Tagalog.

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