Purvis is a very small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 2,322 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 sales jobs (16.16%), office and administrative support (14.94%), and maintenance occupations (9.14%).
Being a small city, Purvis does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of adults in Purvis with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.05% of adults in Purvis have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Purvis in 2010 was $16,639, 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 $66,556 for a family of four.
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 Brazilian.
The most common language spoken in Purvis is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.