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Lovingston, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Lovingston Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Nelson County at latitude 37.7639 and longitude -78.8597. Nelson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 745 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Lovingston 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 Lovingston Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Lovingston Census Designated Place, VA Boundary Map


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


Total Population 524
Population in Households 516
Population in Familes 406
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 130
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 236
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 150
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 269 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 167 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 69 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $151,087
Average Home Value $201,048


Median Household Income $50,847
Average Household Income $66,308
Per Capita Income $28,362
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.18% 0.04%
Households 0.51% 0.08%
Families 6.67% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   3.47%
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.


Lovingston, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lovingston 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 # 441 26th
Population Density1 # 523 12th
Diversity Index2 # 354 40th
Median Household Income # 268 55th
Per Capita Income # 203 66th

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