Sandston, VA


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Sandston is a somewhat small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 7,941 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Sandston is the 91st largest community in Virginia.

Unlike some towns, Sandston isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Sandston are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sandston is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Sandston who work in office and administrative support (20.02%), sales jobs (11.16%), and healthcare suport services (5.61%).

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, Sandston has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Sandston a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Sandston rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.04% of adults 25 and older in Sandston have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Sandston in 2010 was $22,823, which is middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $91,292 for a family of four. However, Sandston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Sandston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.

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