Quantico is a tiny town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 537 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Quantico is the 310th largest community in Virginia.
9.68% of the workforce is employed in the armed forces, making the military a huge focus of life in Quantico. Even though it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy. The Public Service and Retail industries respectively employ 30.32% and 17.65% of the civilian workforce.
Also of interest is that Quantico has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.26% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
The overall crime rate in Quantico is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
Even though Quantico is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The overall education level of Quantico citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.58% of adults in Quantico have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Quantico in 2010 was $34,771, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $139,084 for a family of four. However, Quantico contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Quantico is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Quantico home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Quantico residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Quantico also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.47% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Quantico include Irish, English, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Quantico is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.