Yorktown, VA
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Yorktown is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 198 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Yorktown is the 352nd largest community in Virginia.

Yorktown is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Yorktown is a town of managers, production and manufacturing workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Yorktown who work in healthcare (20.27%), business and financial occupations (18.92%), and management occupations (16.22%).

A relatively large number of people in Yorktown telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 23.81% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

In addition, Yorktown is a college town. There are a lot of students in Yorktown attending college, and as a result Yorktown provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

Yorktown is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

Yorktown is a very car-oriented town. 1.00% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Yorktown is a small town , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Yorktown has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.

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

If knowledge is power, Yorktown is a pretty powerful place. 72.38% of the adults in Yorktown have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Yorktown in 2010 was $48,942, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $195,768 for a family of four.

The people who call Yorktown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Yorktown residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Yorktown include English, German, Scottish, and Italian.

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