Isle of Wight County VA Information


Isle of Wight County Subdivisions

Isle of Wight County VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 37,318
Population in Households 37,008
Population in Familes 31,909
Population in Group Qrtrs 310
Population Density1 118
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 14,465
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 10,747
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 15,539 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,437 (73.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,028 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,074 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $260,241
Average Home Value $301,242


Median Household Income $65,823
Average Household Income $81,728
Per Capita Income $31,942
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.91% 0.97%
Households 0.85% 0.93%
Families 0.76% 0.87%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
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.


Isle of Wight County VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Isle of Wight County to the other 134 counties / independent cities and county equivalents 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 # 47 66th
Population Density1 # 62 54th
Diversity Index2 # 63 54th
Median Household Income # 28 80th
Per Capita Income # 27 81st

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