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1.3% growth
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5.42% growth
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4.72% growth
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0.78% growth


The economy of Charlottesville, VA employs 23,605 people. The economy of Charlottesville, VA is specialized in Educational Services; Accommodation & Food Service; and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services, which employ respectively 2.35; 1.51; and 1.5 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Charlottesville, VA are Educational Services (5,204), Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,868), and Accommodation & Food Service (2,856), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($50,557), Finance & Insurance ($44,233), and Utilities ($41,250).

Median household income in Charlottesville, VA is $49,775. Males in Charlottesville, VA have an average income that is 1.47 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,868. The income inequality of Charlottesville, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.511 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Charlottesville, VA. In Charlottesville city, VA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 283 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,278. Petersburg city, VA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Virginia.


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Charlottesville, VA is home to a population of 45,084 people, from which 91.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Charlottesville, VA is composed of 29,944 White residents (66.4%), 8,664 Black residents (19.2%), 2,983 Asian residents (6.62%), 2,237 Hispanic residents (4.96%), and 1,091 Two+ residents (2.42%). The most common foreign languages in Charlottesville, VA are Spanish (1,819 speakers), Chinese (1,158 speakers), and Arabic (517 speakers), but compared to other places, Charlottesville, VA has a relative high number of Thai (119 speakers), Arabic (517 speakers), and Other West Germanic (62 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Charlottesville, VA awarded 7,656 degrees. The student population of Charlottesville, VA is skewed towards females, with 3,531 male students and 4,125 female students. Most students in Charlottesville, VA are White (4,758 and 62.1%), followed by Asian (801 and 10.5%), Black or African American (433 and 5.66%), and Hispanic or Latino (407 and 5.32%). The largest universities in Charlottesville, VA by number of graduates are University of Virginia-Main Campus (7,590 and 99%), Virginia School of Massage (66 and 0.86%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Charlottesville, VA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (631 and 8.24%), General Economics (386 and 5.04%), and General Business (338 and 4.41%). The median tuition costs in Charlottesville, VA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $11,705 and $40,842 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Charlottesville, VA is $285,300, which is 1.47 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $283,100 to $285,300, a 0.78% increase. The homeownership rate of Charlottesville, VA is 43.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Charlottesville, VA have an average commute time of 17.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Charlottesville, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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