Purcellville is a somewhat small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 10,178 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Purcellville is the 88th largest community in Virginia. Purcellville has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Purcellville, where the median household income is $139,074.00.
Purcellville home prices are not only among the most expensive in Virginia, but Purcellville real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Purcellville is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.23% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Purcellville is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Purcellville who work in management occupations (15.83%), teaching (9.06%), and business and financial occupations (8.94%).
Also of interest is that Purcellville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.95% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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, Purcellville is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Purcellville 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, Purcellville has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Purcellville’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Purcellville is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Purcellville, the average commute to work is 35.27 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Purcellville. 52.81% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Purcellville in 2018 was $46,399, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $185,596 for a family of four.
Purcellville is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Purcellville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Purcellville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Purcellville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.19% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Purcellville include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Purcellville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.