Potomac Mills, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Potomac Mills, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Potomac Mills Census Designated Place had a population of 6,459 as of July 1, 2016. Potomac Mills ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Potomac Mills is located at latitude 38.6556 and longitude -77.3025 in Prince William County. The formal boundaries for the Potomac Mills Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.03 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 203 feet.

The Potomac Mills Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629769) 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 Potomac Mills 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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Potomac Mills, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,459
Population in Households 6,458
Population in Familes 5,634
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 1,604
Diversity Index2 85


Total Households 1,909
Average Household Size 3.38
Family Households 1,505
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,995 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,408 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 501 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 86 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $283,115
Average Home Value $315,192


Median Household Income $101,122
Average Household Income $117,506
Per Capita Income $35,208
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.27% 1.34%
Households 2.07% 1.18%
Families 1.94% 1.08%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   1.42%
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.

Potomac Mills, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Potomac Mills 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 # 171 71st
Population Density1 # 165 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 14 98th
Median Household Income # 88 85th
Per Capita Income # 140 77th

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