Sandston, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sandston, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Sandston Census Designated Place had a population of 7,582 as of July 1, 2015. Sandston ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Sandston is located at latitude 37.5131 and longitude -77.313 in Henrico County. 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. Henrico County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 167 feet.

The Sandston Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629707) 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 Sandston 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 Sandston: Fairfield.

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


Total Population 7,582
Population in Households 7,580
Population in Familes 5,866
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 769
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 3,115
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 1,944
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,347 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,776 (53.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,339 (40.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 232 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $185,048
Average Home Value $195,566


Median Household Income $44,383
Average Household Income $54,428
Per Capita Income $22,476
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.03% 0.39%
Households 0.02% 0.34%
Families -0.36% 0.19%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   2.18%
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.

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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, 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 # 152 74th
Population Density1 # 293 51st
Diversity Index2 # 150 75th
Median Household Income # 329 45th
Per Capita Income # 353 40th

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