Shawsville, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shawsville, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Shawsville Census Designated Place had a population of 1,381 as of July 1, 2016. Shawsville ranks in the lower 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 Shawsville is located at latitude 37.1704 and longitude -80.2544 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Shawsville Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,440 feet.

The Shawsville Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390286) 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 Shawsville 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 Shawsville: Fort Vause.

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


Total Population 1,381
Population in Households 1,381
Population in Familes 1,107
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 580
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 582
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 390
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 672 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 414 (61.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 168 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 90 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $143,519
Average Home Value $145,833


Median Household Income $42,735
Average Household Income $47,722
Per Capita Income $19,465
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.85% 0.85%
Households 0.91% 0.88%
Families 1.52% 0.76%
Median Household Income   -2.25%
Per Capita Income   -0.5%
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.

Shawsville, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shawsville 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 # 314 47th
Population Density1 # 348 41st
Diversity Index2 # 509 14th
Median Household Income # 369 38th
Per Capita Income # 503 15th

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