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.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Rural Retreat is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.31% of the Rural Retreat workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Rural Retreat is a town of production and manufacturing workers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rural Retreat who work in office and administrative support (8.93%), sales jobs (8.47%), and management occupations (8.17%).
Because of many things, Rural Retreat is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Rural Retreat a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Rural Retreat has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Rural Retreat’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Being a small town, Rural Retreat does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The population of Rural Retreat overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Rural Retreat, 21.07% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Rural Retreat in 2010 was $23,250, which is middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $93,000 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, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Rural Retreat include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Rural Retreat is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.