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South Riding, Virginia - Basic Facts

The South Riding Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Loudoun County at latitude 38.9124 and longitude -77.5133. Loudoun County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 325 feet.

The formal official name is the South Riding Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as South Riding, Virginia.

The U5 Census Class Code for South Riding indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the South Riding Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles.

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South Riding, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 30,753
Population in Households 30,753
Population in Familes 28,172
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 4,458
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 9,246
Average Household Size 3.33
Family Households 7,718
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 9,532 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,959 (83.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,287 (13.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 286 ( 3.0%)
Median Home Value $485,870
Average Home Value $523,825


Median Household Income $149,495
Average Household Income $165,863
Per Capita Income $49,894
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 5.74% 3.48%
Households 5.33% 3.3%
Families 5.18% 3.27%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   2.9%
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.


South Riding, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Riding 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 # 35 94th
Population Density1 # 40 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 74 87th
Median Household Income # 23 96th
Per Capita Income # 60 90th

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