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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Culpeper is a town in Virginia with a population of 17,882. Culpeper is in Culpeper County. Living in Culpeper offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Culpeper and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Culpeper are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$224,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,099
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Culpeper Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    148.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    27.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    71.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    120.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,530.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    104.2
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

Working in Culpeper

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,277
National
$55,322
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Culpeper Reviews

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Culpeper has changed ALOT over the last 20 years and not for the better. It used to be a small town where everyone knew eachother and the community was close knit. Now they have built more homes and allowed more people to move into the town without taking into consideration the consequences of major population growth. Traffic, schools, increase in rent and crime are just a few areas that have suffered. There have been two murders within a year and a half that still remain unsolved. If you want to commit a crime do it in this county. They spend more funds on new law enforcement vehicles instead of training and hiring actual experienced criminal investigators. Drug dealers are also informants. Culpeper has the highest opiod deaths in the state. The same drug dealers have been around forever. It's like they now run the town along with the crooks that have the town/county seats.
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Culpeper is a quaint, little town. The population is continuously growing, which means construction. Davis St. is one of the greatest Main Streets I've ever seen! I love living here and raising my family here. The only negative thing is the amount of taxes. Because I live in the town, I get hit with both city and county taxes every year. Businesses get taxed on EVERYTHING. Great parks, though!
Culpeper is a nice place to live. People are friendly. Many people that grew up here still live here. They have done a lot through the years to enhance the look of the town and to draw more visitors here. Culpeper is part of the Virginia Main Street Beautification/Enhancement program. They have done a great job in making Downtown Culpeper a great place to shop and dine. The one thing I think that Culpeper is lacking in is recreation/activities. There is not very much to do which is why a lot of people travel out of town for entertainment purposes. I grew up in Culpeper and I would say that, overall, it is a great place to live and raise a family.