Penhook, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Penhook, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Penhook Census Designated Place had a population of 810 as of July 1, 2015. Penhook ranks in the lower 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 Penhook is located at latitude 36.9925 and longitude -79.6376 in Franklin County. 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. Franklin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 981 feet.

The Penhook Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389656) 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 Penhook 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 Penhook: Penhood.

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


Total Population 810
Population in Households 810
Population in Familes 702
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 72
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 355
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 277
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 994 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 308 (31.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 46 ( 4.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 639 (64.3%)
Median Home Value $463,636
Average Home Value $531,981


Median Household Income $56,785
Average Household Income $91,047
Per Capita Income $40,905
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.21% 0.2%
Households 0.38% 0.28%
Families 0.77% 0.22%
Median Household Income   3.54%
Per Capita Income   3.16%
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.


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, 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 # 393 34th
Population Density1 # 561 5th
Diversity Index2 # 461 22nd
Median Household Income # 226 62nd
Per Capita Income # 108 82nd

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