Nickelsville, VA 24271 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 24271: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Nickelsville, VA 24271

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 31
  • Single Family Addresses: 964
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Scott County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.752, Longitude -82.42
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 24271 has segments in 2 Counties / Independent Cities (Russell, Scott).

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Nickelsville, VA 24271 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,687
Population in Households 2,686
Population in Familes 2,248
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 41
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 1,160
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 811
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,446 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 875 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 285 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 286 (19.8%)
Median Home Value $80,496
Average Home Value $100,714


Median Household Income $38,588
Average Household Income $48,014
Per Capita Income $20,730
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.07% -0.29%
Households 0.15% -0.26%
Families 0.02% -0.35%
Median Household Income   -1.51%
Per Capita Income   -0.16%
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 24271 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 24271 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 # 462 47th
Population Density1 # 633 28th
Diversity Index2 # 791 10th
Median Household Income # 675 23rd
Per Capita Income # 679 22nd

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