Rose Hill, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rose Hill, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Rose Hill Census Designated Place had a population of 20,886 as of July 1, 2016. Rose Hill 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 Rose Hill is located at latitude 38.7869 and longitude -77.1088 in Fairfax County. The formal boundaries for the Rose Hill Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Fairfax County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 233 feet.

The Rose Hill Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389774) 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 Rose Hill 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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Rose Hill, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 20,886
Population in Households 20,852
Population in Familes 17,336
Population in Group Qrtrs 34
Population Density1 3,765
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 7,369
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 5,283
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,663 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,637 (73.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,732 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 294 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $474,938
Average Home Value $520,334


Median Household Income $109,824
Average Household Income $135,572
Per Capita Income $48,029
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.52% 0.58%
Households 0.42% 0.54%
Families 0.34% 0.47%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
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.

Rose Hill, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rose Hill 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 # 57 91st
Population Density1 # 61 90th
Diversity Index2 # 54 91st
Median Household Income # 64 89th
Per Capita Income # 68 89th

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