Martinsville, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Martinsville, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Martinsville had a population of 13,843 as of July 1, 2016. Martinsville ranks in the upper 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 Martinsville is located at latitude 36.6835 and longitude -79.8636 in Martinsville (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Martinsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Martinsville (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,017 feet.

The City of Martinsville (GNIS ID: 1789072) has a C7 Census Class Code which indicates an incorporated place that is independent of any county. 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 Martinsville 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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Martinsville, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 13,843
Population in Households 13,466
Population in Familes 10,256
Population in Group Qrtrs 377
Population Density1 1,264
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 6,160
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 3,573
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,385 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,368 (45.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,792 (37.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,225 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $93,997
Average Home Value $127,331


Median Household Income $31,490
Average Household Income $46,346
Per Capita Income $20,915
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.03% 0.1%
Households 0.2% 0.21%
Families 0.04% 0.11%
Median Household Income   3.12%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
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.

Martinsville, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Martinsville 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 # 95 84th
Population Density1 # 201 66th
Diversity Index2 # 128 79th
Median Household Income # 542 9th
Per Capita Income # 445 25th

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