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Motley, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Motley Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Pittsylvania County at latitude 37.0658 and longitude -79.35. Pittsylvania County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 807 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Motley 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 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Motley: Motley's Depot.

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


Total Population 1,001
Population in Households 1,001
Population in Familes 826
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 253
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 429
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 300
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 492 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 322 (65.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 107 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $66,038
Average Home Value $70,000


Median Household Income $41,548
Average Household Income $45,023
Per Capita Income $19,411
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.33% -0.24%
Households -0.05% -0.14%
Families -0.23% -0.13%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
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, 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 # 361 39th
Population Density1 # 457 23rd
Diversity Index2 # 335 43rd
Median Household Income # 363 39th
Per Capita Income # 447 25th

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