Wealthy areas are often known for having successful residents and many available resources. If you have enough money to be able to afford a residence in a wealthy neighborhood, including one of those in the state of Virginia, you can reap the benefits of such an environment. With that in mind, here are the 10 wealthiest neighborhoods in Virginia, based on per capita income data collected by the United States Census Bureau.
1) Great Falls
Great Falls, a census-designated place with a population of over 15,000 residents, is located in northern Virginia, in Fairfax County. The ages of residents are widely distributed, with significant portions of the population being children, young adults, middle-aged, and elderly. The median resident age, 43.7 years old, is older than Virginia’s overall median age of 37.6. The per capita income sits at a very comfortable $78,149, and the median value of homes and condos in Great Falls is over $1,000,000. The people of this neighborhood are generally well-educated, with more than 80% of residents over 25 years old having at least a Bachelor’s degree. Perhaps accordingly, a large segment of industry in Great Falls, 38%, deals with professional, scientific, and technical services.
McLean is located in Fairfax County, in the northeastern region of Virginia, and has a population of over 48,000 residents. Though the median age of residents falls in the middle aged range, there is also a high proportion of children in the community, 26.9%, in fact. McLean’s per capita income is $63,209, and the median household income is far higher than for the state of Virginia overall. The most common careers for McLean residents fall under management and legal categories. Additionally, house and condo values tend to be high, with a median of $928,343, and the population of the area has grown in recent years. For reasons such as these, the cost of living is high in this neighborhood compared to the United States average.
3) Wolf Trap
Wolf Trap is a census-designated place in the northern part of Virginia, in Fairfax County. The neighborhood has a population of 16,131 residents and a total area just under 10 square miles. There are large proportions of children and middle-aged adults, along with smaller numbers of young adults and elderly residents. The per capita income in Wolf Trap is $56,294, and median household income is about triple that of the median of Virginia overall. The people of Wolf Trap are well educated, with over 90% of people at least 25 years old having a high school diploma and almost 80% having at least a Bachelor’s degree. Additionally, the unemployment rate is low and the average commute time is less than half an hour. In terms of the environment itself, though Wolf Trap tends to have the average amount of earthquake activity for Virginia, that amount is hugely lower than the overall United States average.