Highland Springs, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Highland Springs, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Highland Springs Census Designated Place had a population of 16,533 as of July 1, 2016. Highland Springs ranks in the upper 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 Highland Springs is located at latitude 37.5523 and longitude -77.328 in Henrico County. The formal boundaries for the Highland Springs Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.34 sq. miles. Henrico County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 171 feet.

The Highland Springs Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389928) 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 Highland Springs population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Highland Springs, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 16,533
Population in Households 16,416
Population in Familes 13,173
Population in Group Qrtrs 117
Population Density1 2,067
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 6,412
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 4,319
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,954 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,841 (55.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,571 (37.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 542 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $154,571
Average Home Value $161,904


Median Household Income $43,272
Average Household Income $54,123
Per Capita Income $21,215
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.82% 0.96%
Households 0.78% 0.9%
Families 0.61% 0.78%
Median Household Income   -0.58%
Per Capita Income   0.83%
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.

Highland Springs, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Highland Springs to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 77 87th
Population Density1 # 132 78th
Diversity Index2 # 257 57th
Median Household Income # 361 39th
Per Capita Income # 434 27th

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