Grottoes, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Grottoes, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Grottoes had a population of 2,956 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Grottoes is located at latitude 38.2697 and longitude -78.8259 in Rockingham County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Grottoes (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Rockingham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,112 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Grottoes are located in Rockingham County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Augusta County.

The Town of Grottoes (GNIS ID: 2390221) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Grottoes 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 Grottoes: Mount Vernon Forge, Shendun.

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


Total Population 2,956
Population in Households 2,956
Population in Familes 2,487
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,465
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 1,193
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 845
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,264 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 893 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 300 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 71 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $173,042
Average Home Value $184,978


Median Household Income $49,080
Average Household Income $56,537
Per Capita Income $22,496
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.65% 1.38%
Households 1.67% 1.34%
Families 2.19% 1.27%
Median Household Income   -1.81%
Per Capita Income   0.82%
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.

Grottoes, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Grottoes 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 # 230 61st
Population Density1 # 180 70th
Diversity Index2 # 428 28th
Median Household Income # 298 50th
Per Capita Income # 384 35th

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