Powhatan is a medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 25,773 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Powhatan is the 35th largest community in Virginia.
Unlike some towns, Powhatan isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Powhatan are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Powhatan is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Powhatan who work in office and administrative support (13.41%), management occupations (12.65%), and sales jobs (8.72%).
Also of interest is that Powhatan has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.68% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Powhatan 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, Powhatan really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Powhatan 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 downside of living in Powhatan is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Powhatan, the average commute to work is 34.32 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The education level of Powhatan citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.68% of adults in Powhatan have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Powhatan in 2010 was $35,816, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $143,264 for a family of four. However, Powhatan contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Powhatan home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Powhatan residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Powhatan include German, English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Powhatan is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.