Nickelsville, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Nickelsville, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Nickelsville had a population of 388 as of July 1, 2016. Nickelsville ranks in the lower 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 Nickelsville is located at latitude 36.7487 and longitude -82.4173 in Scott County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Nickelsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Scott County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,916 feet.

The Town of Nickelsville (GNIS ID: 2391331) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Nickelsville 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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Nickelsville, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 388
Population in Households 388
Population in Familes 322
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 801
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 173
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 119
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 210 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 131 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $75,000
Average Home Value $93,321


Median Household Income $39,243
Average Household Income $50,248
Per Capita Income $21,205
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.21% -0.21%
Households 0.28% -0.23%
Families 0.69% -0.17%
Median Household Income   -1.43%
Per Capita Income   0.04%
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.

Nickelsville, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nickelsville 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 # 483 19th
Population Density1 # 287 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 544 8th
Median Household Income # 426 28th
Per Capita Income # 435 27th

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