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Callaghan, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Callaghan Census Designated Place had a population of 342 as of July 1, 2017. Callaghan 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 Callaghan is located at latitude 37.8098 and longitude -80.089 in Alleghany County. The formal boundaries for the Callaghan Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Alleghany County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,375 feet.

The Callaghan Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584819) 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 Callaghan 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 Callaghan: Callaghan Station, Callaghans, Callaghan's.

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


Total Population 342
Daytime Population: Workers 238
Daytime Population: Residents 204
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 442
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.29
Population in Households 334
Population in Familes 248
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 226
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $47,431
Average Household Income $55,445
Per Capita Income $24,532


Total Housing Units 178 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 112 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (26.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $116,964
Average Home Value $155,088


Total Households 159
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 95
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 -0.24% -0.59%
Households -0.43% -0.64%
Families 3.51% -0.86%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

Callaghan, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Callaghan 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 # 492 17th
Population Density # 472 21st
Diversity Index # 536 10th
Median Household Income # 328 45th
Per Capita Income # 342 42nd

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