Charlottesville, VA 22903 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 22903: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Acceptable Alternative
Charlottesvle, VA 22903
University, VA 22903

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,170
  • Single Family Addresses: 11,845
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 4,914
  • County: Charlottesville City County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.038, Longitude -78.519
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 22903 has segments in 2 Counties / Independent Cities (Albemarle, Charlottesville City).

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Charlottesville, VA 22903 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 42,298
Population in Households 39,006
Population in Familes 20,420
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,292
Population Density1 613
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 16,264
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 6,937
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 17,698 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,376 (36.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,888 (55.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,434 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $356,840
Average Home Value $460,732


Median Household Income $45,956
Average Household Income $76,147
Per Capita Income $30,822
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.03% 1.24%
Households 1.06% 1.25%
Families 0.91% 1.15%
Median Household Income   -1.31%
Per Capita Income   1.09%
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.

Charlottesville, VA 22903 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 22903 to the other 873 ZIP Codes 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 # 38 96th
Population Density1 # 194 78th
Diversity Index2 # 266 70th
Median Household Income # 519 41st
Per Capita Income # 258 71st

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