Lovingston, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lovingston, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Lovingston Census Designated Place had a population of 532 as of July 1, 2016. Lovingston ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lovingston is located at latitude 37.7639 and longitude -78.8597 in Nelson County. 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. Nelson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 745 feet.

The Lovingston Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584869) 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 Lovingston 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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Lovingston, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 532
Population in Households 523
Population in Familes 412
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density1 132
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 236
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 150
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 265 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 167 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 68 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $188,636
Average Home Value $284,940


Median Household Income $54,405
Average Household Income $67,099
Per Capita Income $28,314
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.37% 0.34%
Households 0.34% 0.25%
Families 4.49% 0.13%
Median Household Income   0.02%
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.

Lovingston, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lovingston 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 # 442 26th
Population Density1 # 523 12th
Diversity Index2 # 358 40th
Median Household Income # 232 61st
Per Capita Income # 232 61st

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