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.

Powhatan is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Powhatan, the average commute to work is 34.03 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The overall 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, and the average American community has 21.84%.

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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