Motley, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Motley, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Motley Census Designated Place had a population of 997 as of July 1, 2015. Motley 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 Motley is located at latitude 37.0658 and longitude -79.35 in Pittsylvania County. The formal boundaries for the Motley Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Pittsylvania County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 807 feet.

The Motley Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629811) 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 Motley population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Motley: Motley's Depot.

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Motley, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 997
Population in Households 997
Population in Familes 824
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 252
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 423
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 296
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 490 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 315 (64.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 108 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $65,764
Average Home Value $69,603


Median Household Income $43,088
Average Household Income $46,788
Per Capita Income $19,975
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.34% -0.24%
Households -0.31% -0.09%
Families -0.44% -0.14%
Median Household Income   3.28%
Per Capita Income   2.93%
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.


Motley, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Motley to the other 591 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 361 39th
Population Density1 # 460 23rd
Diversity Index2 # 334 44th
Median Household Income # 340 43rd
Per Capita Income # 448 24th

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