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B McNair Amenities Some amenities close to this location
F McNair Cost of Living Cost of living is 30% higher than Virginia
McNair
14040% more expensive than the US average
Virginia
1088% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
McNair cost of living
A+ McNair Crime Total crime is 44% lower than Virginia
Total crime
1,11360% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 9060% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
4%Year over year crime is up
McNair crime
B+ McNair Employment Household income is 59% higher than Virginia
Median household income
$104,96790% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$45,04551% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%14% lower than the US average
McNair employment
A- McNair Housing Home value is 65% higher than Virginia
Median home value
$410,400122% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,80190% higher than the US average
Home ownership
27%58% lower than the US average
McNair real estate or McNair rentals
A+ McNair Schools HS graduation rate is 9% higher than Virginia
High school grad. rates
92%11% higher than the US average
School test scores
77%56% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
McNair K-12 schools

Living in McNair, VA

McNair is a mid-sized city located in the state of Virginia. The city has a population of 20,983 people. McNair has a population density of 10,276 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. Individuals of White (33%) and Asian (44%) backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population of McNair. McNair tends to attract a younger crowd, as the median age of 32 is far below the national average. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 79% of the population considered married and 33% with kids under the age of 18, McNair could be considered a very suitable city for families.

Living in McNair can be a positive experience for anyone moving to the city. Having said that, in the state of Virginia, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! The best areas in McNair and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from crime, weather, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Virginia and national averages.

McNair, VA receives 80/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #42 in Virginia and #1,978 in the USA. This is a phenomenal score, as McNair ranks well in multiple categories! This city is also ranked in the top 10 percentile of all cities across the USA. If we consider each of the categories individually, we see that McNair ranks well for amenities (B), crime (A+), education (A+), employment (B+) and housing (A-). McNair does not score well for the following: cost of living (F). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy McNair on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in McNair have a test score average of 77%, which is well above the US average.

Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in McNair can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in McNair is actually affordable. The median home price for McNair homes is $410,400, which is 65.2% higher than the Virginia average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in McNair, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.9, which is 2.6% higher than the Virginia average.

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I've been living in McNair Virginia for 8 years and have raised my three kids here with my wife and love the small-town atmosphere and the educated close-knit community of neighbors that I have grown to love and respect as peers. McNair is known as one of the better communities to live in Virginia and is highly rated within the state and it has great educational systems, low crime rates and is a safe place to work and raise kids.


The best areas in McNair is around the South Riding Golf Club where there are a great golfing community and beautiful houses that are a little expensive but worth the price tag for the amenities and the social opportunities to network and live among highly educated and respected members of this community. I work in McNair and find that the employment opportunities here are vast and most individuals here make a very good income that allows them to enjoy life really well and support their families. If you're looking to move to Virginia this will be a great place for you to move and enjoy a great life with your family.
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Source: The McNair, VA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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