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Rivanna CDP, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Rivanna Census Designated Place had a population of 2,086 as of July 1, 2020. Rivanna CDP ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Rivanna CDP is located at latitude 37.9945 and longitude -78.3788 in Albemarle County. The formal boundaries for the Rivanna Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

The Rivanna Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584909) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.


Rivanna CDP, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 2,086 (100%)
Population in Households 2,086 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,894 (90.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 766
Diversity Index2 24


Median Household Income $139,288
Average Household Income $217,472
% of Income for Mortgage4 20%
Per Capita Income $83,319
Wealth Index5 369


Total HU (Housing Units) 891 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 731 (82.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 87 ( 9.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 73 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $653,443
Average Home Value $683,116
Housing Affordability Index3 126


Total Households 818
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 672
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.13% 1.19%
Households 1.17% 1.19%
Families 1.01% 1.11%
Median Household Income   0.74%
Per Capita Income   1.46%
Owner Occupied HU   1.23%


Rivanna CDP, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rivanna CDP to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 271 54th
Population Density # 293 51st
Median Household Income # 39 94th
Housing Affordability Index # 115 19th
Per Capita Income # 8 99th
Diversity Index # 457 23rd

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