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Madison Heights, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Madison Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 11,531 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Madison Heights is located at latitude 37.4503 and longitude -79.1082 in Amherst County. The formal boundaries for the Madison Heights Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 19.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.33 sq. miles. Amherst County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 764 feet.

The Madison Heights Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390106) 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 Madison Heights population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Madison Heights, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 11,531
Population in Households 11,057
Population in Familes 8,954
Population in Group Qrtrs 474
Population Density1 601
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 4,543
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 3,046
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,982 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,134 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,410 (28.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 439 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $127,061
Average Home Value $140,045


Median Household Income $42,956
Average Household Income $50,712
Per Capita Income $20,449
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 0.16%
Households 0.07% 0.12%
Families 0.03% 0.03%
Median Household Income   -0.52%
Per Capita Income   0.67%
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.

Madison Heights, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Madison Heights 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 # 112 81st
Population Density1 # 343 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 318 47th
Median Household Income # 365 39th
Per Capita Income # 467 21st

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