Bellwood, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bellwood, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Bellwood Census Designated Place had a population of 6,256 as of July 1, 2015. Bellwood ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Bellwood is located at latitude 37.406 and longitude -77.4363 in Chesterfield County. The formal boundaries for the Bellwood Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Chesterfield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 95 feet.

The Bellwood Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389200) 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 Bellwood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Bellwood, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 6,256
Population in Households 6,256
Population in Familes 4,731
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,079
Diversity Index2 78


Total Households 2,437
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 1,486
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,759 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,137 (41.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,300 (47.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 322 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $159,304
Average Home Value $176,341


Median Household Income $37,381
Average Household Income $46,564
Per Capita Income $18,481
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.29% 0.19%
Households -0.3% 0.16%
Families -0.86% 0.03%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   2.21%
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.


Bellwood, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bellwood to the other 591 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 171 71st
Population Density1 # 224 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 39 94th
Median Household Income # 425 28th
Per Capita Income # 506 15th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.