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.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Martinsville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Martinsville is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Martinsville who work in office and administrative support (14.51%), sales jobs (10.57%), and healthcare (6.71%).

The education level of Martinsville citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.79% of adults 25 and older in Martinsville have a college degree.

The per capita income in Martinsville in 2010 was $21,899, which is lower middle income relative to Virginia, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,596 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.