Monterey, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Monterey, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Monterey had a population of 147 as of July 1, 2016. Monterey ranks in the lower 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 Monterey is located at latitude 38.4116 and longitude -79.5809 in Highland County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Monterey (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Highland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,894 feet.

The Town of Monterey (GNIS ID: 2391311) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Monterey 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 Monterey: Bells Place, Highland.

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


Total Population 147
Population in Households 147
Population in Familes 119
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 467
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 79
Average Household Size 1.86
Family Households 52
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 122 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 62 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 (13.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (35.2%)
Median Home Value $192,308
Average Home Value $209,274


Median Household Income $51,943
Average Household Income $60,841
Per Capita Income $28,208
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.25%
Families 1.98% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.48%
Per Capita Income   2.1%
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.

Monterey, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Monterey 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 # 564 5th
Population Density1 # 385 35th
Diversity Index2 # 563 5th
Median Household Income # 258 57th
Per Capita Income # 233 61st

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