Dale City, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dale City, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Dale City Census Designated Place had a population of 69,776 as of July 1, 2016. Dale City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dale City is located at latitude 38.6498 and longitude -77.3459 in Prince William County. The formal boundaries for the Dale City Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Prince William County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 233 feet.

The Dale City Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389389) 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 Dale City 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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Dale City, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 69,776
Population in Households 69,709
Population in Familes 60,627
Population in Group Qrtrs 67
Population Density1 4,903
Diversity Index2 85


Total Households 20,988
Average Household Size 3.32
Family Households 16,536
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 21,955 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,491 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,497 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 967 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $282,872
Average Home Value $314,798


Median Household Income $87,890
Average Household Income $105,136
Per Capita Income $31,785
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.9% 1.31%
Households 0.77% 1.2%
Families 0.64% 1.12%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
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.

Dale City, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dale City 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 # 14 98th
Population Density1 # 33 95th
Diversity Index2 # 12 98th
Median Household Income # 105 82nd
Per Capita Income # 174 71st

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