Chantilly, VA
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Chantilly is a medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 24,225 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Chantilly is the 40th largest community in Virginia.

Chantilly home prices are not only among the most expensive in Virginia, but Chantilly real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Chantilly is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.03% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Chantilly is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chantilly who work in management occupations (15.37%), computer science and math (12.44%), and office and administrative support (11.50%).

Also of interest is that Chantilly has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Chantilly is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Chantilly really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Chantilly perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Chantilly, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.89 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Chantilly is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the subway helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Chantilly area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Chantilly, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Chantilly is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 53.43% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Chantilly in 2010 was $45,844, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $183,376 for a family of four. However, Chantilly contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Chantilly is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Chantilly home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Chantilly residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Chantilly also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.33% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Chantilly include Irish, English, Italian, and European.

Chantilly also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 32.90%.

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