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Short Pump, Virginia - Basic Facts

Short Pump is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Short Pump Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Henrico County at latitude 37.6504 and longitude -77.6125. Henrico County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 292 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Short Pump Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 8.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles.

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Also See: Henrico, VA ZIP Codes and ZIP Code Maps

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


Total Population 26,297
Population in Households 26,141
Population in Familes 22,438
Population in Group Qrtrs 156
Population Density1 2,939
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 9,790
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 6,935
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,194 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,042 (59.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,748 (36.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 404 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $387,352
Average Home Value $428,050


Median Household Income $107,973
Average Household Income $134,437
Per Capita Income $49,419
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.46% 1.37%
Households 1.43% 1.37%
Families 1.6% 1.26%
Median Household Income   3.24%
Per Capita Income   3.48%
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.


Short Pump, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Short Pump 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 # 40 93rd
Population Density1 # 91 85th
Diversity Index2 # 270 54th
Median Household Income # 69 88th
Per Capita Income # 63 90th

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