Brightwood, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Brightwood, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Brightwood Census Designated Place had a population of 1,030 as of July 1, 2016. Brightwood ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Brightwood is located at latitude 38.414 and longitude -78.1847 in Madison County. The formal boundaries for the Brightwood Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Madison County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 587 feet.

The Brightwood Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628831) 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 Brightwood 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 Brightwood: Dulinsville, Fleshmans Shop.

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


Total Population 1,030
Population in Households 1,017
Population in Familes 884
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density1 207
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 386
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 297
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 430 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 313 (72.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 72 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $287,805
Average Home Value $341,640


Median Household Income $72,622
Average Household Income $80,861
Per Capita Income $30,745
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.46% 0.39%
Households 0.38% 0.31%
Families 0.11% 0.27%
Median Household Income   0.58%
Per Capita Income   1.38%
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.

Brightwood, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brightwood 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 # 358 40th
Population Density1 # 485 18th
Diversity Index2 # 457 24th
Median Household Income # 153 74th
Per Capita Income # 186 69th

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