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.

Because of many things, Powhatan is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Powhatan a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Powhatan has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Powhatan’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Powhatan, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.32 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Powhatan is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Powhatan, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

In terms of college education, Powhatan is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.68% of adults in Powhatan have a college 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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