Burke, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Burke, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Burke Census Designated Place had a population of 41,603 as of July 1, 2016. Burke ranks in the upper 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 Burke is located at latitude 38.7778 and longitude -77.2626 in Fairfax County. The formal boundaries for the Burke Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Fairfax County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 256 feet.

The Burke Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389260) 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 Burke 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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Burke, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 41,603
Population in Households 41,596
Population in Familes 37,878
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 4,822
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 13,848
Average Household Size 3.0
Family Households 11,669
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,106 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,889 (84.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,959 (13.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 258 ( 1.8%)
Median Home Value $506,356
Average Home Value $523,742


Median Household Income $129,226
Average Household Income $165,557
Per Capita Income $55,114
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.21% 0.38%
Households 0.24% 0.37%
Families 0.19% 0.34%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
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.

Burke, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Burke 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 # 27 96th
Population Density1 # 34 94th
Diversity Index2 # 99 83rd
Median Household Income # 28 95th
Per Capita Income # 39 94th

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