Powhatan, VA
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Living in Powhatan


Powhatan is a medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 25,631 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.

Powhatan 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 town’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, Powhatan’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Powhatan is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Powhatan area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

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 English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Italian.

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



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