Powhatan, VA
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Powhatan is a medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 25,259 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Powhatan is the 35th largest community in Virginia.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Powhatan is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (12.76%), management occupations (12.52%), and sales jobs (10.12%).

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.

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Powhatan is worth considering.

One downside of living in Powhatan, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.03 minutes every day commuting to work.

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: 30.41% of adults in Powhatan have a college degree.

The per capita income in Powhatan in 2010 was $35,022, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $140,088 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, Italian, and French .

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

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