Farmville is a somewhat small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 8,169 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Farmville is the 80th largest community in Virginia.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Farmville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Farmville is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Farmville who work in teaching (13.39%), office and administrative support (11.87%), and sales jobs (11.19%).
Also of interest is that Farmville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Farmville is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Farmville to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
One of the benefits of Farmville is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.42 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The overall education level of Farmville citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.32% of adults in Farmville have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Farmville in 2010 was $14,693, which is low income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $58,772 for a family of four. However, Farmville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Farmville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 34.10% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Farmville is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Farmville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Farmville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Farmville include German, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Farmville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Japanese.