Virginia SnackAbility

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/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
4
Affordability
8
Diversity
6
Safety
4
Amenities
6
Education
8
Commute
9.5

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Virginia, Minnesota Info Snack

Virginia is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States, on the Mesabi Iron Range. The population was 8,712 at the 2010 census. According to a water tower in the middle of town, the city's nickname is the "Queen City", or "Queen City of the North".
Population
8,531
Unemployment
7.3%
Poverty
24.8%
Median Home
$88,200
Median Income
$38,690
Median Rent
$600

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Virginia suffers the same way much of rural America does. The iron mines used to be the biggest employeer, but a combination of higher competition and more efficient production methods have killed many of the jobs. Combine the unemployment and high levels of drug use and a breeding ground for property crime has emerged. By and large, the locals are friendly, but rather aloof. Any newcomers may feel a bit lonely and will likely have to make an effort to establish meaningful relationships. Houses are remarkably low priced, so if you do manage to find a good paying job, you will be able to find a house at a fraction of the cost you would pay almost anywhere else.

The Good- In the summer the two lakes in the town are lovely. Lots of ducks, geese, and even some loons and swans. The mine pits have some wonderful overlooks on them as well. The town also has some interesting sculptures, artwork, and a nice park.

The Bad- Drug use is quite high for a town of it's size. Good paying jobs are very hard to find. The number of car thefts and break-ins are ridiculous for such a small town. The local hospital, while trying their best, has an awful reputation for care.

The Ugly- Some of the streets are in terrible condition and the downtown and local mall are filled with empty storefronts. The city infrastructure is in very rough shape. One hundred year old steam pipes have breaks and cracks all over.

The Really Ugly- Winters are a b***h. If you cannot tolerate snow and cold, you will not last more than a year or two. Snow can last until May, and January temps can get down to -30.

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Map Of Virginia, MN

Population over time in Virginia

Year Population % Change
2017 8,531 -0.5%
2016 8,570 -0.3%
2015 8,594 -0.7%
2014 8,658 -0.1%
2013 8,671 -0.1%
2012 8,680 -0.4%
2011 8,718 -0.3%
2010 8,742 -0.3%
2009 8,766 -
Crime/100k Virginia MN USA
Violent Crime 413.8 220.4 368.9
Murder 0.0 1.9 5.0
Robbery 35.5 52.5 86.2
Aggravated Assault 271.9 122.2 246.8
Property Crime 3464.2 1993.8 2199.5
Burglary 425.6 288.4 376.0
Larceny 2813.9 1524.8 1594.6
Car Theft 224.6 180.5 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Virginia

White
88.0% (7,505)
African American
0.3% (29)
American Indian
5.8% (491)
Asian
0.4% (33)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
3.5% (299)
Hispanic
2.0% (174)
Race Virginia MN USA
White 88.0% 80.3% 61.1%
African American 0.3% 6.1% 12.3%
American Indian 5.8% 1.0% 0.7%
Asian 0.4% 4.7% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.5% 2.5% 2.4%
Hispanic 2.0% 5.3% 17.8%

Household Income For Virginia, Minnesota

Less than $10,000
13.4% (114,094)
$10,000 to $14,999
8.9% (76,130)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.4% (114,295)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.3% (87,579)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.3% (113,291)
$50,000 to $74,999
15.3% (130,566)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.1% (86,575)
$100,000 to $149,999
11.1% (94,409)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.0% (17,475)
$200,000 or more
2.2% (18,681)
Income Virginia MN USA
Less than $10,000 13.4% 442.0% 633.5%
$10,000 to $14,999 8.9% 387.8% 460.0%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.4% 778.3% 931.0%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.3% 818.5% 928.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.3% 1214.0% 1263.2%
$50,000 to $74,999 15.3% 1800.5% 1746.4%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.1% 1402.0% 1247.6%
$100,000 to $149,999 11.1% 1722.4% 1464.4%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.0% 723.7% 627.5%
$200,000 or more 2.2% 710.7% 697.9%

Gender in Virginia

Female
49.9% (4,259)
Male
50.1% (4,272)
Gender Virginia MN USA
Female 49.9% 50.2% 50.8%
Male 50.1% 49.8% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Virginia for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
1.0% (85)
9-12th Grade
5.0% (426)
High School / GED
32.0% (2,729)
Some College
24.0% (2,047)
Associate's Degree
19.0% (1,620)
Bachelor's Degree
14.0% (1,194)
Master's Degree
4.0% (341)
Professional Degree
1.0% (85)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Virginia MN USA
< 9th Grade 1.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 5.0% 4.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 32.0% 25.0% 27.0%
Some College 24.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 19.0% 11.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 14.0% 23.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 4.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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