Free Union, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Free Union, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Free Union Census Designated Place had a population of 196 as of July 1, 2017. Free Union ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Free Union is located at latitude 38.1533 and longitude -78.5589 in Albemarle County. The formal boundaries for the Free Union Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Albemarle County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 587 feet.

The Free Union Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629023) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Free Union population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Free Union: Nicksville, Nixville.

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Free Union, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 196
Daytime Population: Workers 25
Daytime Population: Residents 91
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 116
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 196
Population in Familes 168
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 98
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $91,707
Average Household Income $131,848
Per Capita Income $53,247


Total Housing Units 84 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 59 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $528,846
Average Home Value $628,390


Total Households 75
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 57
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 0.21% 0.51%
Households 0.19% 0.53%
Families 0.49% 0.35%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   2.02%

Free Union, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Free Union to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 545 8th
Population Density # 547 8th
Diversity Index # 525 12th
Median Household Income # 98 84th
Per Capita Income # 48 92nd

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