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, 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 (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.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Powhatan has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Powhatan a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

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.

The education level of Powhatan citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.41% of adults in Powhatan have at least a bachelor's 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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