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Arrington, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Arrington Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Nelson County at latitude 37.6787 and longitude -78.8948. Nelson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 709 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Arrington 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 Arrington Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 716
Population in Households 716
Population in Familes 601
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 69
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 272
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 194
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 318 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 221 (69.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 50 (15.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $107,143
Average Home Value $134,432


Median Household Income $37,220
Average Household Income $48,973
Per Capita Income $19,793
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.26% 0.19%
Households 0.53% 0.22%
Families -0.6% 0.21%
Median Household Income   3.17%
Per Capita Income   3.99%
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.

Arrington, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arrington 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 # 407 31st
Population Density1 # 566 4th
Diversity Index2 # 310 48th
Median Household Income # 438 26th
Per Capita Income # 426 28th

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