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 (13.26%), management occupations (12.74%), and sales jobs (10.78%).

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.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Powhatan has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Powhatan has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Powhatan than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Powhatan may be for you.

In Powhatan, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.71 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of Powhatan citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.11% of adults in Powhatan have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Powhatan in 2010 was $34,923, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $139,692 for a family of four.

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 German, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.

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

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