Dickenson County VA Information


Dickenson County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 15,978
Population in Households 15,533
Population in Familes 12,978
Population in Group Qrtrs 445
Population Density1 48
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 6,619
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 4,566
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,655 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,234 (68.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,385 (18.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,036 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $77,781
Average Home Value $99,279


Median Household Income $33,288
Average Household Income $45,530
Per Capita Income $19,159
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.08% -0.3%
Households 0.07% -0.24%
Families -0.05% -0.32%
Median Household Income   1.13%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
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.


Dickenson County VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dickenson County to the other 134 counties / independent cities and county equivalents 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 # 95 30th
Population Density1 # 106 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 133 1st
Median Household Income # 126 7th
Per Capita Income # 121 10th

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