Poquoson, VA
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Living in Poquoson


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 12,190 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Poquoson is the 64th largest community in Virginia.

Poquoson real estate is some of the most expensive in Virginia, although Poquoson house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

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, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Poquoson who work in management occupations (14.31%), sales jobs (9.68%), and office and administrative support (7.38%).

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.

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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

As is often the case in a small city, Poquoson doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The citizens of Poquoson are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.85% of adults in Poquoson have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Poquoson in 2010 was $40,277, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $161,108 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 English, German, Irish, Italian, and European.

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


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