Rural Retreat, VA
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Rural Retreat is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 1,485 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Rural Retreat is the 236th largest community in Virginia.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Rural Retreat is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rural Retreat is a town of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Rural Retreat who work in office and administrative support (13.08%), management occupations (9.91%), and sales jobs (8.32%).

Because of many things, Rural Retreat is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Rural Retreat really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Rural Retreat perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Rural Retreat is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

In terms of college education, Rural Retreat is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.45% of adults 25 and older in Rural Retreat have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Rural Retreat in 2010 was $23,453, which is middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $93,812 for a family of four. However, Rural Retreat contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Rural Retreat home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rural Retreat residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Rural Retreat include Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

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

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