Virginia: What you need to know
Agriculture has always been a key contributor to the Virginia economy, and today 33 percent of the land remains devoted to farming. Other key industries in Virginia are the military, government services and technology, with Virginia having the highest concentration of technology workers of any state. Best places to live in Virginia include Arlington, Alexandria, Abingdon, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and Norfolk. More than 175 colleges and universities are in the Commonwealth.
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- With wide open spaces and big city living, the Commonwealth offers plenty of reasons to make a move.
- Alexandria, Charlottesville, Newport News, Danville, Fredericksburg are among top choices
- UVA, two major shipbuilders make the list
- Modest housing costs in Virginia’s biggest and best cities make the Commonwealth especially attractive to prospective residents
- The Pentagon, Monticello, Downtown Mall are among must-sees
- The Virginia Creeper Trail in Abingdon, VA offers 35 miles of rail trail for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.
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- Get a look at the best companies in Abingdon, VA.
- Emory & Henry plays starring role in thriving arts scene.
- Industries include higher education, government and tourism.
- Have a look at our comprehensive list of the Washington D.C. metro area's largest employers.
- Top employers in Richmond, VA, include both public and private companies.
- Employers in Bedford range from a variety of businesses including manufacturing, distribution and health care providing Bedford with a diverse workforce.
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Quick Facts about VA
|Latest Population Increase||0.00%|
|Median Household Income||$65,015|
|Median Home Price||$245,000|
|Median Property Tax||$1,711|
Employment Rate in VA
Race in VA
Employment Rate in VA
Educational Levels in VA
|Graduate or Professional Degree||15.4%|
|High School Graduate||24.8%|
|Some College, No Degree||19.9%|
|Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher||36.3%|
|Percent High School Graduate or Higher||88.3%|
Industry in VA
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining||1%|
|Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities||4.2%|
|Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing||6.3%|
|Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste||14.7%|
|Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance||21.8%|
|Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services||8.9%|
|Other Services, Except Public Administration||5.3%|
Housing in VA
Data Sources : U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census, 2011-2015 American Community Survey, 2010 Census Gazetteer, GreatSchools, WalkScore, Bureau of Labor and Statistics, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service, Veterans Administration (VA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Best places to Live in Virginia
|Title||Population||Median Home Price||Median Household Income|