Farmville, VA
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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.

Farmville is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.24% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (16.75%), office and administrative support (11.72%), and sales jobs (10.76%).

Farmville is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Farmville area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Farmville maintain a good economy.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Farmville spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.31 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.

In terms of college education, Farmville is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.29% of adults in Farmville have a college degree.

The per capita income in Farmville in 2010 was $14,457, which is low income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $57,828 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 36.65% 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 French.