Vansant, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Vansant, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Vansant Census Designated Place had a population of 481 as of July 1, 2017. Vansant 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 Vansant is located at latitude 37.2389 and longitude -82.0991 in Buchanan County. The formal boundaries for the Vansant Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Buchanan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,135 feet.

The Vansant Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390428) 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 Vansant population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Vansant: Van Sant.

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Vansant, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 481
Daytime Population: Workers 662
Daytime Population: Residents 361
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,023
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.13
Population in Households 481
Population in Familes 374
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 160
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $44,306
Average Household Income $54,758
Per Capita Income $26,082


Total Housing Units 291 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 155 (53.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 83 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 (18.2%)
Median Home Value $89,444
Average Home Value $119,118


Total Households 238
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 147
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.32% -0.25%
Households 0.41% -0.25%
Families 0.19% -0.27%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.64%

Vansant, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vansant to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 451 24th
Population Density # 503 15th
Diversity Index # 568 4th
Median Household Income # 373 37th
Per Capita Income # 302 49th

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