Opal, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Opal, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Opal Census Designated Place had a population of 700 as of July 1, 2015. Opal ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Opal is located at latitude 38.6159 and longitude -77.8092 in Fauquier County. The formal boundaries for the Opal Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Fauquier County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 446 feet.

The Opal Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584897) 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 Opal population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Opal: Fayettesville.

Opal Census Designated Place, VA Boundary Map

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Opal, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 700
Population in Households 700
Population in Familes 625
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 223
Diversity Index2 34
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 223
Average Household Size 3.14
Family Households 181
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 236 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 186 (78.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 37 (15.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $396,491
Average Home Value $448,522
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $106,548
Average Household Income $150,384
Per Capita Income $52,298
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.25% 0.51%
Households 0.43% 0.53%
Families -0.42% 0.55%
Median Household Income   4.1%
Per Capita Income   3.11%
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.

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Opal, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Opal to the other 591 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 410 31st
Population Density1 # 473 20th
Diversity Index2 # 366 38th
Median Household Income # 73 88th
Per Capita Income # 58 90th

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