Idylwood, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Idylwood, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Idylwood Census Designated Place had a population of 17,533 as of July 1, 2016. Idylwood 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 Idylwood is located at latitude 38.8892 and longitude -77.2029 in Fairfax County. The formal boundaries for the Idylwood Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Fairfax County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 459 feet.

The Idylwood Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389966) 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 Idylwood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Idylwood: Idlewood, Idlywood.

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


Total Population 17,533
Population in Households 17,518
Population in Familes 13,207
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density1 6,122
Diversity Index2 76


Total Households 6,889
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 4,258
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,271 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,587 (49.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,302 (45.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 382 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $542,303
Average Home Value $560,794


Median Household Income $100,159
Average Household Income $127,641
Per Capita Income $49,407
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.23% 0.37%
Households 0.11% 0.31%
Families 0.31% 0.27%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
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.

Idylwood, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Idylwood 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 # 71 88th
Population Density1 # 16 97th
Diversity Index2 # 46 92nd
Median Household Income # 90 85th
Per Capita Income # 58 90th

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