Martinsville, VA
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Martinsville is a somewhat small city located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 13,645 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Martinsville is the 59th largest community in Virginia.

Martinsville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Martinsville is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Martinsville who work in office and administrative support (14.43%), sales jobs (11.86%), and healthcare (6.10%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.74 minutes getting to work every day.

The percentage of adults in Martinsville with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.63% of adults in Martinsville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Martinsville in 2010 was $19,663, which is lower middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $78,652 for a family of four. However, Martinsville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Martinsville is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Martinsville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Martinsville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Martinsville include German, Irish, French , and Scottish.

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