Cave Spring, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cave Spring, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Cave Spring Census Designated Place had a population of 25,770 as of July 1, 2016. Cave Spring ranks in the upper 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 Cave Spring is located at latitude 37.2249 and longitude -80.0078 in Roanoke County. The formal boundaries for the Cave Spring Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Roanoke County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,099 feet.

The Cave Spring Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389288) 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 Cave Spring population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cave Spring: Cavespring.

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Cave Spring, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 25,770
Population in Households 25,760
Population in Familes 20,450
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density1 2,164
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 11,386
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 7,168
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,137 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,758 (63.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,628 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 751 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $217,626
Average Home Value $257,246


Median Household Income $64,024
Average Household Income $84,040
Per Capita Income $36,837
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.54% 0.54%
Households 0.46% 0.5%
Families 0.44% 0.4%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   1.46%
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.

Cave Spring, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cave Spring 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 # 42 93rd
Population Density1 # 127 79th
Diversity Index2 # 386 35th
Median Household Income # 187 69th
Per Capita Income # 127 79th

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