Tappahannock, VA
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Tappahannock is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 2,387 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Tappahannock is the 196th largest community in Virginia.

Tappahannock is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Tappahannock is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Tappahannock who work in sales jobs (11.90%), office and administrative support (10.67%), and food service (10.67%).

Being a small town, Tappahannock does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of adults in Tappahannock who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.95% of the adults in Tappahannock have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Tappahannock in 2010 was $18,896, 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 $75,584 for a family of four. However, Tappahannock contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Tappahannock also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.45% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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

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

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