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Community Profile

The region is comprised of the Town of Farmville, the County of Prince Edward and the County of Cumberland. Farmville is centrally located within about one hour of three of Virginia’s major metropolitan areas – Richmond, Lynchburg and Charlottesville. Our area has a diversified economy and serves as the hub of retail and commercial activity for an eight-county region and has a service market of more than 100,000 people.

Poplulation
(US Census 2008-2012 American Community Survey 5-year Estimates)
• Prince Edward County — 23,368
• Cumberland County — 10,052
• Town of Farmville — 8,216

Geography
• Town of Farmville – 7.40 Square Miles
• Prince Edward County - 356.40 Square Miles
• Cumberland County – 292.00 Square Miles

Physiographic Province – Piedmont
Topography – Gently Rolling
Elevations – 200-500 feet above sea level
Drainage – James, Appomattox and Nottoway Rivers

Income
(US Census 2008-2012 American Community Survey 5-year Estimates)
• Town of Farmville — $13,552 per capita
$29,028 median family income
• Prince Edward County — $18,557 per capita (projection)
$48,300 median family income
• Cumberland County — $23,402 per capita (projection)
$68,700 median family income

Employment (2015)
Average Unemployment Rate
• Prince Edward County — 6.3
• Cumberland County — 5.3

Mean Travel Time to Work
Town of Farmville — 16.1 minutes
(US Census 2008-2012 American Community Survey 5-year Estimates)
• Prince Edward County — 25.1 minutes
• Cumberland County — 36.9 minutes

Taxable Retail Sales (2013)
Town of Farmville — $557,169,041
Prince Edward County — $243,239,000
Cumberland County — $38,625,675

CLIMATE
Annual average rainfall — 42.93 inches
Annual average snowfall — 16.80 inches
Prevailing winds — Southwest
Annual average temperature — 56.5 F
January average — 37.7 F
July average — 77.7 F

COMMUNITY FACILITIES
Churches - Over 75 Protestant churches and three Catholic churches. The nearest Jewish synagogues are located in Petersburg and Lynchburg.

Public Libraries – Two public libraries and two collegiate libraries with over one million volumes, periodicals, etc.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Town of Farmville: Governed by a seven member Town Council and a Mayor. The Town Manager is the chief administrative officer of the town. Farmville also serves as the county seat for Prince Edward County.

Prince Edward County: Governed by an eight-member Board of Supervisors. The County Administrator is chief administrative officer of the county. The County has a comprehensive plan and zoning and subdivision ordinances.

Cumberland County: Governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors. The County Administrator is chief administrative officer of the county. The County has a comprehensive plan and zoning and subdivision ordinances. Cumberland Court House is the county seat. There are no incorporated towns within the county.

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