Short Pump, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Short Pump, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Short Pump Census Designated Place had a population of 26,897 as of July 1, 2015. Short Pump 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 Short Pump is located at latitude 37.657 and longitude -77.621 in Henrico County. The formal boundaries for the Short Pump Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Henrico County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 292 feet.

The Short Pump Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390298) 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 Short Pump population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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


Total Population 26,897
Population in Households 26,748
Population in Familes 22,976
Population in Group Qrtrs 149
Population Density1 3,007
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 10,013
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 7,075
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,420 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,089 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,924 (37.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 407 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $420,672
Average Home Value $455,267


Median Household Income $103,993
Average Household Income $137,143
Per Capita Income $50,376
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.61% 1.5%
Households 1.59% 1.55%
Families 1.68% 1.43%
Median Household Income   1.76%
Per Capita Income   2.64%
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, 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 # 40 93rd
Population Density1 # 88 85th
Diversity Index2 # 260 56th
Median Household Income # 86 86th
Per Capita Income # 64 89th

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