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Purcellville is located at 39°8'4" North, 77°42'40" West (39.134530, -77.711177).
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 3,584 people, 1,253 households, and 956 families residing in the town. The population density is 583.9/km² (1,512.2/mi²). There are 1,292 housing units at an average density of 210.5/km² (545.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 88.92% White, 7.45% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.84% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.78% from other races, and 1.90% from two or more races. 2.29% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 1,253 households out of which 45.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% are married couples living together, 11.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% are non-families. 20.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.84 and the average family size is 3.28.
In the town the population is spread out with 32.8% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $62,108, and the median income for a family is $69,211. Males have a median income of $50,815 versus $34,808 for females. The per capita income for the town is $24,112. 4.2% of the population and 2.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 2.3% of those under the age of 18 and 5.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
The town's educational institutions include public and private institutions. Public schools covering kindergarten to twelfth grade include Loudoun Valley High School, Blue Ridge Middle School, and Harmony Intermediate School. Patrick Henry College, a private Christian school aimed at home school graduates, is also located in Purcellville.
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