Chantilly, VA
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Living in Chantilly


Chantilly is a medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 24,301 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Chantilly is the 41st 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 87.01% 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 (13.58%), computer science and math (10.64%), and office and administrative support (9.63%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Chantilly telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.91% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Chantilly is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Chantilly a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Chantilly has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Chantilly’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Chantilly, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.89 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Chantilly is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the subway. For Chantilly, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

If knowledge is power, Chantilly is a pretty powerful place. 56.32% 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 2018 was $48,561, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $194,244 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 Asian, followed by White. Chantilly also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 20.46% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Chantilly include English, Irish, German, Italian, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Chantilly's cultural character, accounting for 43.49% of the town’s population.

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