Virginia is one of the wealthiest states in the South and has been ranked No. 1 by various financial polls as having the best climate for business in the U.S.
Benefiting from a diversity of industries including agriculture, software, communications, and defense contracting, Virginia is also home to the world's largest naval base at Norfolk.
Statewide, the largest Virginia employers include Lockheed Martin, Accenture, and Verizon.
Visitors are also drawn to fun in the sun at Virginia Beach, the state's largest city, along with historical attractions such as George Washington estate at Mount Vernon, the home of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello, and a re-created Colonial Williamsburg.
Major cities: Richmond (capital), Virginia Beach, Norfolk,
Population : 7,642,884
White : 73.6%
Black, African American : 19.9%
Hispanic : 6.0%
High school graduates : 81.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher : 29.5%
Average household income: $51,103
Personal Income Taxes : Virginia imposes state taxes assessed over four income brackets with tax rates ranging from 2 percent to 5.75 percent. Residents must file state taxes using form 760 each year by April 15.
& Real Estate Overview : also see Zillow - Virginia Real Estate Home ownership rate : 68.1%
Average home price : $243,400
Average travel time to work : 25.5 minutes
Beach Newcomers Guide - Resources and information on taxes & real estate, area schools and registration, city
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Richmond.com - Information on jobs & employment, real estate, apartments & rentals, shopping, visitor attractions, local event calendar, news & feature stories and related resources.
Norfolk New Residents Guide - Official Web portal to information on Norfolk and Hampton Roads area real estate, schools, parks & recreation, neighborhood guides & maps, city utilities, motor vehicle registration.
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