Purvis, MS
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Purvis is a very small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 2,335 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.

Purvis is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (20.82%), office and administrative support (16.58%), and healthcare (6.71%).

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.

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 who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.83% of the adults in Purvis have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Purvis in 2010 was $18,373, which is upper middle income relative to Mississippi, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $73,492 for a family of four. However, Purvis contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Purvis is a very 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 English, German, French , and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Purvis is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.

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