A small city in Virginia, Charlottesville has approximately 46,000 residents. Young adults aged 15-24 should feel right at home, as they account for an above-average percentage of the community, though young professionals also appear in large numbers. With an average age of just over 35, the city's residents skew younger than most cities in Virginia. Most Charlottesville residents rent, and 44% of residents own their homes, driven in part by a relatively reasonable average rent that is $131 a month less than the state average. Over the course of a year, renters in Charlottesville will save around $1,600 compared to the state average.
Averaging about 20 minutes, the commute time for Charlottesville residents is faster than the Virginia average of about 30 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the typical mode of getting to work, selected by 36% of workers, while public transit isn't used widely. Walking (7%) isn't a common method of commuting to work, though the number is well above the national average.
There are plenty of industries from which to choose in Charlottesville, the most common five of which are education, healthcare, entertainment, retail, and scientific. Together, these industries make up 38% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's residents work in management, as 6% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. Charlottesville workers bring in an average annual income of just under $73K, around $16,000 less than the state average. The city's average income, however, is nearly on par with the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average (7%), Charlottesville has a large percentage of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees, as 13% possess a Master's or a Doctorate. Furthermore, 16% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.
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