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%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 23.81% 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.

Yorktown is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Yorktown enrolled in college, Yorktown has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

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.

Yorktown is a small town, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Yorktown, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 1.00% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.

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

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Yorktown. 72.38% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

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.