Lake Ridge, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Ridge, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Lake Ridge Census Designated Place had a population of 42,874 as of July 1, 2016. Lake Ridge 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 Lake Ridge is located at latitude 38.6808 and longitude -77.3039 in Prince William County. The formal boundaries for the Lake Ridge Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.34 sq. miles. Prince William County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 272 feet.

The Lake Ridge Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390023) 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 Lake Ridge 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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Lake Ridge, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 42,874
Population in Households 42,827
Population in Familes 35,872
Population in Group Qrtrs 47
Population Density1 4,585
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 15,689
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 11,062
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 16,264 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,164 (68.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,525 (27.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 575 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $323,868
Average Home Value $353,249


Median Household Income $102,961
Average Household Income $122,418
Per Capita Income $44,860
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.69% 1.24%
Households 0.59% 1.12%
Families 0.47% 1.04%
Median Household Income   1.38%
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.

Lake Ridge, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Ridge 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 # 24 96th
Population Density1 # 40 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 58 90th
Median Household Income # 81 87th
Per Capita Income # 85 86th

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