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Dante, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Dante Census Designated Place had a population of 720 as of July 1, 2016. Dante ranks in the lower 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 Dante is located at latitude 36.9847 and longitude -82.2836 in Russell County. The formal boundaries for the Dante Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Russell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,762 feet.

The Dante Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2630763) 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 Dante 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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Dante, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 720
Population in Households 720
Population in Familes 587
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 103
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 300
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 195
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 412 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 253 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (11.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 112 (27.2%)
Median Home Value $35,393
Average Home Value $52,976


Median Household Income $28,778
Average Household Income $41,328
Per Capita Income $17,148
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.67% 0.9%
Households 1.7% 0.85%
Families 1.38% 0.71%
Median Household Income   0.25%
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.

Dante, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dante 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 # 409 31st
Population Density1 # 544 8th
Diversity Index2 # 578 3rd
Median Household Income # 574 3rd
Per Capita Income # 559 6th

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