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.

Unlike some cities, Poquoson isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Poquoson are a mix of both white- and blue-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.

Poquoson 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 city’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, Poquoson’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Poquoson is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

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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