Blue Ridge Shores, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Blue Ridge Shores, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Blue Ridge Shores Census Designated Place had a population of 856 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Blue Ridge Shores is located at latitude 38.1071 and longitude -78.0227 in Louisa County. The formal boundaries for the Blue Ridge Shores Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0.43 sq. miles. Louisa County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 338 feet.

The Blue Ridge Shores Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2630622) 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 Blue Ridge Shores population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Blue Ridge Shores, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 856
Population in Households 856
Population in Familes 716
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 625
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 348
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 252
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 600 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 286 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 62 (10.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 252 (42.0%)
Median Home Value $232,258
Average Home Value $269,668


Median Household Income $55,251
Average Household Income $64,941
Per Capita Income $25,206
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.83% 0.94%
Households 0.76% 0.9%
Families 1.4% 0.86%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   2.16%
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.

Blue Ridge Shores, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blue Ridge Shores 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 # 387 35th
Population Density1 # 337 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 410 31st
Median Household Income # 229 62nd
Per Capita Income # 301 49th

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