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North Shore, Virginia - Basic Facts

The North Shore Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Franklin County at latitude 37.0771 and longitude -79.6504. Franklin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,004 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for North Shore 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 North Shore Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.67 sq. miles and a water area of 6.45 sq. miles.

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North Shore, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,248
Population in Households 3,248
Population in Familes 2,785
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 238
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 1,501
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 1,137
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 3,112 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,285 (41.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 216 ( 6.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,611 (51.8%)
Median Home Value $439,098
Average Home Value $508,884


Median Household Income $57,850
Average Household Income $86,923
Per Capita Income $40,165
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.15% 0.85%
Households 1.23% 0.9%
Families 1.26% 0.83%
Median Household Income   4.28%
Per Capita Income   2.25%
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.


North Shore, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Shore 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 # 225 62nd
Population Density1 # 464 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 551 7th
Median Household Income # 209 65th
Per Capita Income # 105 82nd

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