Virginia Census Data


Virginia Census Data

The tables below provide updated data and demographic estimates for Virginia as of July 1, 2016. Our Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool allows you to compare and rank VA cities, towns, ZIP Codes and Counties / Independent Cities.

Virginia Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,462,749
Population in Households 8,221,869
Population in Familes 6,610,928
Population in Group Qrtrs 240,880
Population Density1 214
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 3,219,468
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 2,142,221
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,561,563 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,114,671 (59.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,104,797 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 342,095 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $262,154
Average Home Value $339,264


Median Household Income $64,929
Average Household Income $90,326
Per Capita Income $34,882
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.9% 0.97%
Households 0.84% 0.93%
Families 0.73% 0.86%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.