Purcellville, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Purcellville, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Purcellville had a population of 8,623 as of July 1, 2017. Purcellville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Purcellville is located at latitude 39.1375 and longitude -77.7114 in Loudoun County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Purcellville (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Loudoun County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 561 feet.

The Town of Purcellville (GNIS ID: 2391376) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Purcellville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Purcellville: Purcells Store, Purcell's Store.

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Purcellville, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,623
Daytime Population: Workers 6,190
Daytime Population: Residents 4,395
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,585
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.23
Population in Households 8,533
Population in Familes 7,609
Population in Group Qrtrs 90
Population Density2 2,726
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $109,112
Average Household Income $128,181
Per Capita Income $42,357


Total Housing Units 2,780 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,979 (71.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 701 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 100 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $429,161
Average Home Value $454,611


Total Households 2,680
Average Household Size 3.18
Family Households 2,118
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.52% 2.77%
Households 1.48% 2.73%
Families 1.22% 2.62%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   2.96%

Purcellville, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Purcellville to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 134 78th
Population Density # 104 83rd
Diversity Index # 339 43rd
Median Household Income # 66 89th
Per Capita Income # 102 83rd

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