Sugar Grove is a tiny town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 610 people and just one neighborhood, Sugar Grove is the 321st largest community in Virginia.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Sugar Grove is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 55.20% of the Sugar Grove workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Sugar Grove is a town of transportation and shipping workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sugar Grove who work in healthcare (13.29%), maintenance occupations (9.54%), and farm management occupations (9.54%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.01% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Sugar Grove is worth considering.
In Sugar Grove, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.81 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Sugar Grove 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 population of Sugar Grove has a very low overall level of education: only 7.29% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Sugar Grove in 2018 was $22,870, which is low income relative to Virginia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $91,480 for a family of four. However, Sugar Grove contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Sugar Grove home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sugar Grove residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Sugar Grove include English, European, Irish, British, and Austrian.
The most common language spoken in Sugar Grove is English. Other important languages spoken here include German/Yiddish and Polish.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
Of particular note, 10.4% of the people in the neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to punishment for a crime.
In addition, if you're planning where to retire, the neighborhood in Sugar Grove is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in VA, offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better for retirement living than 87.3% of the neighborhoods in Virginia. If you are considering retiring to Virginia, this is a good neighborhood to look at.
It used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history. But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 4.5% of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of such workers than 96.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 90.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Sugar Grove are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 75.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 23.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 72.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 33.8% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 24.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (19.7%), and 17.1% in executive, management, and professional occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.3% of households.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Sugar Grove, VA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (19.6%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (10.9%), and residents who report German roots (4.6%), and some of the residents are also of Welsh ancestry (1.9%).
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (51.5% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (67.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (10.5%) and 9.9% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.