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Sandston, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Sandston Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Henrico County at latitude 37.5131 and longitude -77.313. Henrico County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 167 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Sandston 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 Sandston Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sandston: Fairfield.

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


Total Population 7,584
Population in Households 7,582
Population in Familes 5,864
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 769
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 3,119
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 1,953
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,350 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,796 (53.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,323 (39.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 231 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $174,030
Average Home Value $183,296


Median Household Income $45,098
Average Household Income $53,689
Per Capita Income $22,191
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.04% 0.38%
Households 0.05% 0.34%
Families -0.33% 0.22%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   2.22%
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.


Sandston, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sandston 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 # 153 74th
Population Density1 # 294 50th
Diversity Index2 # 158 74th
Median Household Income # 319 46th
Per Capita Income # 343 42nd

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