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Scottsburg, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Scottsburg had a population of 119 as of July 1, 2017. Scottsburg 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 Scottsburg is located at latitude 36.7592 and longitude -78.7912 in Halifax County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Scottsburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Halifax County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 377 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Scottsburg are located in Halifax County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Fluvanna County.

The Town of Scottsburg (GNIS ID: 2391404) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Scottsburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Scottsburg: Scottsburgh.

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Scottsburg, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 119
Daytime Population: Workers 22
Daytime Population: Residents 67
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 89
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 119
Population in Familes 101
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 161
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $42,049
Average Household Income $53,135
Per Capita Income $22,509


Total Housing Units 64 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 39 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 (17.2%)
Median Home Value $129,545
Average Home Value $155,405


Total Households 53
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 37
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.0% 0.0%
Households 0.26% -0.38%
Families 1.17% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

Scottsburg, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Scottsburg to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 576 3rd
Population Density # 501 16th
Diversity Index # 337 43rd
Median Household Income # 409 31st
Per Capita Income # 412 31st

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