Sherando, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sherando, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Sherando Census Designated Place had a population of 710 as of July 1, 2016. Sherando 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 Sherando is located at latitude 37.9901 and longitude -78.9425 in Augusta County. The formal boundaries for the Sherando Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Augusta County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,453 feet.

The Sherando Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390293) 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 Sherando 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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Sherando, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 710
Population in Households 710
Population in Familes 600
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 101
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 284
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 206
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 324 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 239 (73.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 46 (14.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $177,542
Average Home Value $216,841


Median Household Income $56,245
Average Household Income $69,594
Per Capita Income $27,548
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.5% 0.64%
Households 0.52% 0.69%
Families 1.47% 0.67%
Median Household Income   -0.58%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
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.

Sherando, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sherando 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 # 411 31st
Population Density1 # 546 8th
Diversity Index2 # 527 11th
Median Household Income # 224 62nd
Per Capita Income # 247 59th

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