Penhook, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Penhook, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Penhook Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Franklin County at latitude 36.9925 and longitude -79.6376. Franklin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 981 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Penhook 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 Penhook Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.18 sq. miles and a water area of 1.48 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Penhook: Penhood.

Penhook Census Designated Place, VA Boundary Map

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

POPULATION

Total Population 812
Population in Households 812
Population in Familes 703
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 73
Diversity Index2 22
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 355
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 277
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 990 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 310 (31.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 ( 4.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 635 (64.1%)
Median Home Value $427,381
Average Home Value $499,357
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $53,998
Average Household Income $78,460
Per Capita Income $35,388
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.32% 0.32%
Households 0.47% 0.45%
Families 0.96% 0.43%
Median Household Income   3.81%
Per Capita Income   4.23%
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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Penhook, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Penhook 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 # 392 34th
Population Density1 # 560 5th
Diversity Index2 # 447 24th
Median Household Income # 234 61st
Per Capita Income # 134 77th

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