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Free Union, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Free Union Census Designated Place had a population of 200 as of July 1, 2016. Free Union ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Free Union is located at latitude 38.1533 and longitude -78.5589 in Albemarle County. The formal boundaries for the Free Union Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Albemarle County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 587 feet.

The Free Union Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629023) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Free Union population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Free Union: Nicksville, Nixville.

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Free Union, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 200
Population in Households 200
Population in Familes 172
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 100
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 77
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 58
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 86 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 61 (70.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $531,250
Average Home Value $622,951


Median Household Income $87,050
Average Household Income $128,653
Per Capita Income $51,588
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.57% 0.98%
Households 0.64% 0.77%
Families 0.85% 0.68%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   2.17%
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.

Free Union, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Free Union to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 545 8th
Population Density1 # 547 8th
Diversity Index2 # 524 12th
Median Household Income # 107 82nd
Per Capita Income # 50 92nd

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