Poquoson, VA
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Poquoson is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 12,059 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Poquoson is the 64th largest community in Virginia.

Poquoson is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Poquoson is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Poquoson who work in management occupations (15.69%), office and administrative support (11.43%), and sales jobs (9.81%).

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

Because of many things, Poquoson 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, Poquoson really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Poquoson 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.

One of the nice things about Poquoson is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

Poquoson is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The population of Poquoson is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 37.13% of adults in Poquoson have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Poquoson in 2010 was $38,428, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $153,712 for a family of four.

The people who call Poquoson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Poquoson residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Poquoson include German, Irish, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

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

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