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  1. Public Schools
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  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    D
Powhatan County is located in Virginia with a population of 28,364. Powhatan County is one of the best places to live in Virginia. In Powhatan County, most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Powhatan County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Powhatan County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$264,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$983
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    10%
  • Own
    90%
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Powhatan County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Powhatan County

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$80,441
National
$55,322

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    Powhatan County Reviews

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    Powhatan, Virginia is a place where you can just relax and get away from the city life. I have lived in Powhatan County since I was born and wouldn't want to live anywhere else. Powhatan is a country town which is surrounded by farm land and little shopping centers along the main highway. Most of the houses around here have space between your neighbors, unlike in the city where you can see into someone else's house. In Powhatan you can also have the ability to have bonfires and enjoy time together with the family. Powhatan is so quiet at night you can hear the crickets chirping at night and wake up to the sound of birds chirping. Powhatan County is truly a place where you can feel free.
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    Powhatan is a great community. They offer a wide variety restaurants, local shops and stores, many of places for activities and a high rates school system. Powhatan has grown over the years bringing new job opportunities to the public. There are family friendly parks for kids play, swimming, fishing and boating. The real estate is absolutely beautiful and affordable. Powhatan is very diverse offering many things to many different people related to your specific interests!
    The lack of urban development might be off-putting to most, but it suits me just fine! The people are friendly and the atmosphere is welcoming.