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%).
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!) Ruther Glen 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. Ruther Glen has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Ruther Glen than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Ruther Glen may be for you.
In Ruther Glen, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.29 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The percentage of adults in Ruther Glen who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.29% of the adults 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.