Gloucester County VA Information


Gloucester County Subdivisions

Gloucester County VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 39,405
Population in Households 39,016
Population in Familes 32,796
Population in Group Qrtrs 389
Population Density1 181
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 15,179
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 11,026
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 17,081 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,984 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,195 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,902 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $235,247
Average Home Value $277,781


Median Household Income $61,182
Average Household Income $74,801
Per Capita Income $29,126
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.07% 1.02%
Households 0.97% 0.96%
Families 0.86% 0.89%
Median Household Income   1.32%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
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.


Gloucester County VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gloucester County to the other 134 counties / independent cities and county equivalents 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 # 44 68th
Population Density1 # 55 60th
Diversity Index2 # 95 30th
Median Household Income # 35 75th
Per Capita Income # 38 72nd

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