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Callaghan, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Callaghan Census Designated Place had a population of 326 as of July 1, 2020. 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 37.8121 and longitude -80.0742 in Alleghany County. The formal boundaries for the Callaghan Census Designated Place 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Callaghan: Callaghan Station, Callaghans, Callaghan's.


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


Total Population 326 (100%)
Population in Households 317 (97.2%)
Population in Families 234 (71.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 9 ( 2.8%)
Population Density 215
Diversity Index2 12


Median Household Income $55,360
Average Household Income $66,405
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $29,049
Wealth Index5 70


Total HU (Housing Units) 181 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 103 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 51 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $112,963
Average Home Value $130,882
Housing Affordability Index3 309


Total Households 154
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 91
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 -0.64% -0.87%
Households -0.61% -0.93%
Families 2.04% -0.89%
Median Household Income   -0.14%
Per Capita Income   0.58%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.79%


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, 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 # 497 16th
Population Density # 480 19th
Median Household Income # 284 52nd
Housing Affordability Index # 582 98th
Per Capita Income # 273 54th
Diversity Index # 533 10th

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