Purvis is a very small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 2,392 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Purvis is the 110th largest community in Mississippi.
Purvis real estate is some of the most expensive in Mississippi, although Purvis house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Purvis is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Purvis is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Purvis who work in office and administrative support (14.10%), sales jobs (12.07%), and teaching (10.67%).
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Purvis has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Purvis has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Purvis than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Purvis may be for you.
Purvis is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The rate of college-level education in Purvis is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.47% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Purvis in 2018 was $16,750, which is lower middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $67,000 for a family of four. However, Purvis contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Purvis is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Purvis home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Purvis residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Purvis include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Purvis is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.