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.

Unlike some towns, Tappahannock isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Tappahannock are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Tappahannock is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Tappahannock who work in office and administrative support (13.42%), sales jobs (12.05%), and food service (9.51%).

Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 19.14 minutes getting to work every day.

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 with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.56% of adults in Tappahannock have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Tappahannock in 2010 was $19,684, which is lower middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $78,736 for a family of four. Tappahannock also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.59% 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Tappahannock include Irish, African, 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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