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 90.96% 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 (14.71%), computer science and math (13.02%), and office and administrative support (10.59%).

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.

Chantilly is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Chantilly’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Chantilly is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Chantilly, the average commute to work is 32.26 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

If knowledge is power, Chantilly is a pretty powerful place. 53.56% of the adults in Chantilly have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Chantilly in 2010 was $46,341, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $185,364 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 19.14% 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: 32.47%.

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