Ruther Glen, VA
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Ruther Glen is a medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 18,486 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Ruther Glen is the 48th largest community in Virginia.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Ruther Glen is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ruther Glen is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ruther Glen who work in office and administrative support (14.53%), sales jobs (10.28%), and teaching (7.64%).

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Ruther Glen has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Ruther Glen a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One downside of living in Ruther Glen is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Ruther Glen, the average commute to work is 35.29 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, Ruther Glen is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.29% of adults 25 and older in Ruther Glen have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Ruther Glen in 2010 was $27,961, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $111,844 for a family of four. However, Ruther Glen contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Ruther Glen is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Ruther Glen home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ruther Glen residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Ruther Glen include English, Irish, Italian, and French .

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

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