Scottsville, VA


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Scottsville is a tiny town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 603 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Scottsville is the 298th largest community in Virginia. Much of the housing stock in Scottsville was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

Scottsville is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.06% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Scottsville is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Scottsville who work in healthcare (16.33%), office and administrative support (14.74%), and management occupations (11.95%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.32% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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!) Scottsville 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. Scottsville has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Scottsville than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Scottsville may be for you.

Scottsville 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.

The overall education level of Scottsville is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.20% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Scottsville in 2010 was $25,019, which is middle income relative to Virginia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $100,076 for a family of four. However, Scottsville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Scottsville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and African languages.

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