Moving to Virginia

Written by Alyssa Howard,

Located on the southern border of Washington, D.C., Virginia is ripe with unique cultural and historical experiences. Popular sights to visit include Arlington National Cemetery; Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson; Mount Vernon, home of George Washington; and Jamestown, site of the first English settlement in the United States. These attractions make Virginia especially great for American history buffs and/or presidential groupies.

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Virginia Compared to USA Averages
USA Virginia
Population: 311,591,917 7,567,465
Home Ownership Rate: 66.6% 68.9%
High School Graduates: 85.0% 86.1%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 27.9% 33.8%
Persons Per Household: 2.59 2.56
Persons Per Square Mile: 87.4 202.6
Average Commute (min.): 25.2 27.1
Average Home Price: $188,400 $255,100
Median Household Income: $51,914 $61,406
Persons Below Poverty Level: 13.8% 10.3%
Features of Car Insurance Requirements*: 25/50/20

* Car Insurance Requirements: The first number is bodily injury liability limit per person, the second is bodily injury liability per accident, and the third is total coverage for property damage.


Key Facts About Virginia
State Capital: Richmond
Top 5 Cities: Virginia Beach
Newport News
Major Newspapers: Daily Press
Free Lance-Star
News & Advance
Richmond Times-Dispatch
Roanoke Times
Professional Sports Teams: None

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