Newington, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Newington, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Newington Census Designated Place had a population of 13,195 as of July 1, 2016. Newington 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 Newington is located at latitude 38.7345 and longitude -77.1979 in Fairfax County. The formal boundaries for the Newington Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Fairfax County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 102 feet.

The Newington Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389550) 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 Newington 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 Newington: Accotink Station, Truro Glebe.

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


Total Population 13,195
Population in Households 13,195
Population in Familes 11,562
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,900
Diversity Index2 74


Total Households 4,435
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 3,494
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,527 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,515 (77.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 920 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 92 ( 2.0%)
Median Home Value $449,336
Average Home Value $499,587


Median Household Income $121,532
Average Household Income $143,493
Per Capita Income $48,230
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.31% 0.46%
Households 0.32% 0.44%
Families 0.28% 0.41%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   1.48%
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.

Newington, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newington 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 # 99 83rd
Population Density1 # 97 84th
Diversity Index2 # 51 92nd
Median Household Income # 42 93rd
Per Capita Income # 67 89th

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