Yorktown, VA
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Living in Yorktown


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 a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.75% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Yorktown is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Yorktown who work in sales jobs (15.34%), community and social services (14.77%), and management occupations (13.64%).

Also of interest is that Yorktown has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Yorktown is also a town of artists. Yorktown has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Yorktown’s character.

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Yorktown has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 22.73% 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.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Yorktown has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Yorktown a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One of the nice things about Yorktown is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

One downside of living in Yorktown, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.50 minutes every day commuting to work.

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

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Yorktown, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Yorktown is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 60.62% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Yorktown in 2018 was $53,986, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $215,944 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, Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and Norwegian.

The most common language spoken in Yorktown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and German/Yiddish.