Sandston, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sandston, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Sandston Census Designated Place had a population of 7,718 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sandston: Fairfield.

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


Total Population 7,718
Population in Households 7,715
Population in Familes 5,969
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 782
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 3,167
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 1,976
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,406 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,840 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,326 (38.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 239 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $154,650
Average Home Value $163,404


Median Household Income $49,208
Average Household Income $55,834
Per Capita Income $23,025
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.31% 0.51%
Households 0.28% 0.45%
Families -0.04% 0.33%
Median Household Income   -1.63%
Per Capita Income   0.8%
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 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 # 151 75th
Population Density1 # 292 51st
Diversity Index2 # 155 74th
Median Household Income # 297 50th
Per Capita Income # 370 38th

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