Purcellville, VA
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Purcellville is a somewhat small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 9,232 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Purcellville is the 88th largest community in Virginia. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Purcellville, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Purcellville, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Purcellville’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Purcellville does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $124,276.00.

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 93.51% 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 (16.35%), sales jobs (9.97%), and teaching (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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.44% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Purcellville is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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.

In Purcellville, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.92 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly 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. 53.45% 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 2010 was $40,115, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $160,460 for a family of four.

Purcellville is a somewhat 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Purcellville include Irish, English, Italian, and European.

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