Bellwood, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bellwood, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Bellwood Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Chesterfield County at latitude 37.406 and longitude -77.4363. Chesterfield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 95 feet.

The formal official name is the Bellwood Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Bellwood, Virginia.

The U5 Census Class Code for Bellwood indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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Bellwood, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 6,357
Population in Households 6,357
Population in Familes 4,804
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,097
Diversity Index2 77


Total Households 2,482
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 1,516
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,737 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,158 (42.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,324 (48.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 255 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $148,135
Average Home Value $165,047


Median Household Income $36,819
Average Household Income $45,391
Per Capita Income $18,029
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.02% 0.38%
Households 0.06% 0.38%
Families -0.6% 0.22%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   2.39%
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, 2014 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 # 169 72nd
Population Density1 # 218 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 37 94th
Median Household Income # 443 25th
Per Capita Income # 500 16th

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