George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA

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Population

185,746

0.904% growth

Median Age

38


Median Household Income

$78,620

3.39% growth

Poverty Rate

8.3%


Number of Employees

89,783

1.69% growth

Median Property Value

$256,400

4.31% growth

About

In 2017, George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA had a population of 186k people with a median age of 38 and a median household income of $78,620. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA grew from 184,081 to 185,746, a 0.904% increase and its median household income grew from $76,044 to $78,620, a 3.39% increase.

The population of George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA is 69.2% White Alone, 17.6% Black or African American Alone, and 7.64% Hispanic or Latino. 8.55% of the people in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA speak a non-English language, and 97.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA are Eastern Virginia Career College (119 degrees awarded in 2016) and Virginia Baptist College (16 degrees).

The median property value in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA is $256,400, and the homeownership rate is 77.6%. Most people in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 36.1 minutes. The average car ownership in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA employs 89.8k people. The largest industries in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA are Construction (6,405 people), Elementary & secondary schools (6,325 people), and National security & international affairs (5,710 people), and the highest paying industries are Aircraft & parts manufacturing ($142,354), Navigational, measuring, electromedical, & control instruments manufacturing ($109,024), and Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing ($107,323).

Median household income in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA is $78,620. Males in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,829. The income inequality in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.438, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$78,620

2017 value

± $1,622

3.39%

1 Year Growth

± 3.47%

Households in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA have a median annual income of $78,620, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $76,044 in 2016, which represents a 3.39% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$69,040

Average Male Salary

± $6,858

$49,829

Average Female Salary

± $4,947

In 2017, full-time male employees in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA made 1.39 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. American Indian

    $66,973 ± $89,162

  2. White

    $53,839 ± $4,688

  3. Two or More Races

    $52,557 ± $23,975

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA workers was American Indian. These workers were paid 1.24 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.438

2017 Wage GINI

0.438

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA was 0.438 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0107% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA was Ashburn (Southwest/Belmont Ridge) & Dulles Airport PUMA, VA with a value of $154,628, followed by McLean & Idylwood PUMA, VA and Arlington County (North) PUMA, VA, with respective values of $153,934 and $136,088.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA (15.2k out of 182k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    8,401 ± 601

  2. Black

    4,786 ± 520

  3. Hispanic

    1,948 ± 335

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

89.8k

2017 Value

1.69%

1 Year growth

± 1.69%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA grew at a rate of 1.69%, from 88.3k employees to 89.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA, are Miscellaneous managers (3,380 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,670 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (2,447 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous managers (3,380 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,670 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (2,447 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & information research scientists (11.3 times higher than expected), Budget analysts (7.27 times), and Military enlisted tactical operations & air/weapons specialists & crew members (5.44 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($261,402), Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists ($151,061), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($133,808).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

89.8k

2017 Value

1.69%

1 Year growth

± 1.69%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA grew at a rate of 1.69%, from 88.3k employees to 89.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA, are Construction (6,405 people), Elementary & secondary schools (6,325 people), and National security & international affairs (5,710 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA, though some of these residents may live in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA, by number of employees, are Construction (6,405 people), Elementary & secondary schools (6,325 people), and National security & international affairs (5,710 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA has an unusually high number of U. S. Marines (13.9 times higher than expected), National security & international affairs (8.73 times), and U. S. Navy (4.76 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA, by average salary, are Aircraft & parts manufacturing ($142,354), Navigational, measuring, electromedical, & control instruments manufacturing ($109,024), and Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing ($107,323).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.5B

  2. $26B

  3. $22.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $27.5B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($26B) and Electronics ($22.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$254B

2015 Value

$373B

Projected 2045 Value

46.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Virginia trade was $254B. This is expected to increase 46.7% to $373B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $23.4B

  2. $12.9B

  3. $11.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $23.4B, followed by North Carolina with $12.9B and Pennsylvania and $11.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

90.2% of the population of George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA has health coverage, with 52.8% on employee plans, 8.05% on Medicaid, 8.69% on Medicare, 15.5% on non-group plans, and 5.19% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA see 1316 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0759% decrease from the previous year (1317 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1494 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 684 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.6%). Additionally, Petersburg city has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,316 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Virginia see an average of 1,316 patients per year. This represents a 0.0759% decrease from the previous year (1,317 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,556

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,218

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,361

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,677

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.42%, from $7,306 to $7,556.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.78%

Uninsured

52.8%

Employer Coverage

8.05%

Medicaid

8.69%

Medicare

15.5%

Non-Group

5.19%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 9.78%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.6% prevalence

  2. 15.6% prevalence

  3. 15.4% prevalence

Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Virginia, at 15.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Virginia by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA is home to a population of 186k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA is composed of 128k White Alone residents (69.2%), 32.7k Black or African American Alone residents (17.6%), 14.2k Hispanic or Latino residents (7.64%), 5.26k Two or More Races residents (2.83%), 3.92k Asian Alone residents (2.11%), 596 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.321%), 487 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.262%), and 136 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0732%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA are Spanish (9,627 speakers), Arabic (529 speakers), and Urdu (516 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA was 38. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

5.85%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

10.8k people

As of 2017, N/A% of George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA was 5.85%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    1,955 ± 1,080 people

  2. Mexico

    1,138 ± 826 people

  3. Vietnam

    518 ± 558 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA was El Salvador, the natal country of 1,955 George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA residents, followed by Mexico with 1,138 and Vietnam with 518.

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Citizenship

97.4%

2017 Citizenship

97.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.4% of George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    128k ± 301

  2. Black or African American Alone

    32.7k ± 497

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    14.2k ± 1.11k

In 2017, there were 3.93 times more White Alone residents (128k people) in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 32.7k Black or African American Alone and 14.2k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    9,627 speakers (5.54%)

  2. Arabic

    529 speakers (0.304%)

  3. Urdu

    516 speakers (0.297%)

8.55% of George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA was Spanish. 5.54% of the overall population of George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA are native Spanish speakers. 0.304% speak Arabic and 0.297% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    5,642 ± 469

  2. Vietnam

    5,084 ± 350

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    4,524 ± 392

George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA awarded 135 degrees. The student population of George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA is skewed towards women, with 80 male students and 251 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA are White (90 and 66.7%), followed by Black or African American (26 and 19.3%), Hispanic or Latino (7 and 5.19%), and Asian (4 and 2.96%).

The largest universities in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA by number of degrees awarded are Eastern Virginia Career College (119 and 88.1%) and Virginia Baptist College (16 and 11.9%).

The most popular majors in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA are Medical Assistant (23 and 17%), Registered Nursing (20 and 14.8%), and Massage Therapy (16 and 11.9%).

The median tuition costs in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA are $5,160 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 23 degrees awarded

  2. 16 degrees awarded

  3. 14 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA was Medical Assistant with 23 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 119 degrees awarded

  2. 16 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$5,160

Median Private

In 2016, the George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Eastern Virginia Career College with 119 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

21

Degrees Awarded to Men

114

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 21 men were awarded degrees from institutions in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA, which is 0.184 times less than the 114 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    90 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    26 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    7 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA were to White students. These 90 degrees mean that there were 3.46 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 26 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA was $256,400 in 2017, which is 1.18 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $245,800 to $256,400, a 4.31% increase. The homeownership rate in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA is 77.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA have an average commute time of 36.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$78,620

Median Household Income

± $1,622

63.1k

Number of Households

± 1,524

In 2017, the median household income of the 63.1k households in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA grew to $78,620 from the previous year's value of $76,044.

The following chart displays the households in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$256,400

2017 Median

± $3,688

$245,800

2016 Median

± $4,153

In 2017, the median property value in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA grew to to $256,400 from the previous year's value of $245,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

77.6%

2017 Homeownership

76.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.6% of the housing units in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

36.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA have a longer commute time (36.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 10.1% of the workforce in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.1%

  2. Carpooled

    12.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.12%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA was Drove Alone (79.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.3%) and those who Worked At Home (4.12%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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