Virginia Census & Demographic Data - July 1, 2017


Virginia Census Data

The tables below provide updated data and demographic estimates for Virginia as of July 1, 2017. Our Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool allows you to compare and rank VA cities, towns, ZIP Codes and Counties / Independent Cities.

Virginia Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,513,496
Daytime Population: Workers 4,100,129
Daytime Population: Residents 4,275,501
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,375,630
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 8,269,863
Population in Familes 6,632,417
Population in Group Qrtrs 243,633
Population Density2 216
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $66,285
Average Household Income $92,427
Per Capita Income $35,637


Total Housing Units 3,578,414 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,090,023 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,144,591 (32.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 343,800 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $269,171
Average Home Value $343,934


Total Households 3,234,614
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 2,145,025
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.86% 0.92%
Households 0.79% 0.86%
Families 0.65% 0.77%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   2.38%