Westmoreland County VA Information


Westmoreland County Subdivisions

Westmoreland County VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 18,323
Population in Households 18,253
Population in Familes 14,596
Population in Group Qrtrs 70
Population Density1 80
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 7,654
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 5,031
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,126 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,773 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,881 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,472 (31.2%)
Median Home Value $202,260
Average Home Value $260,099


Median Household Income $51,375
Average Household Income $62,883
Per Capita Income $26,328
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.78% 0.47%
Households 0.74% 0.44%
Families 0.6% 0.36%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
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.


Westmoreland County VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westmoreland County to the other 134 counties / independent cities and county equivalents 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 # 84 38th
Population Density1 # 82 40th
Diversity Index2 # 37 73rd
Median Household Income # 55 60th
Per Capita Income # 61 55th

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