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Lake Barcroft, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Lake Barcroft Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Fairfax County at latitude 38.8516 and longitude -77.1587. Fairfax County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 266 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Lake Barcroft 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 Lake Barcroft Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0.22 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 9,886
Population in Households 9,886
Population in Familes 7,967
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 4,053
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 3,684
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 2,535
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,835 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,731 (71.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 953 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 151 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $635,441
Average Home Value $656,667


Median Household Income $117,405
Average Household Income $153,162
Per Capita Income $55,961
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.8% 0.99%
Households 0.63% 0.92%
Families 0.74% 0.83%
Median Household Income   3.99%
Per Capita Income   3.47%
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.

Lake Barcroft, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Barcroft 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 # 118 80th
Population Density1 # 48 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 79 87th
Median Household Income # 51 92nd
Per Capita Income # 32 95th

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