Patrick County VA Information


Patrick County VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Patrick County to the other 134 counties / independent cities and county equivalents 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 # 83 39th
Population Density1 # 115 15th
Diversity Index2 # 106 22nd
Median Household Income # 122 10th
Per Capita Income # 107 21st

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


Total Population 18,798
Population in Households 18,555
Population in Familes 15,074
Population in Group Qrtrs 243
Population Density1 39
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 8,307
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 5,533
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,429 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,317 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,990 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,122 (20.3%)
Median Home Value $100,361
Average Home Value $122,914


Median Household Income $33,388
Average Household Income $43,204
Per Capita Income $19,111
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.39% 0.06%
Households 0.65% 0.16%
Families 0.53% 0.09%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   2.13%
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.

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