Low Moor, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Low Moor, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Low Moor Census Designated Place had a population of 239 as of July 1, 2020. Low Moor 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 Low Moor is located at latitude 37.7887 and longitude -79.8837 in Alleghany County. The formal boundaries for the Low Moor Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Alleghany County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,122 feet.

The Low Moor Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390094) 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 Low Moor: Lowmoor.


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


Total Population 239 (100%)
Population in Households 230 (96.2%)
Population in Families 188 (78.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 9 ( 3.8%)
Population Density 225
Diversity Index2 18


Median Household Income $42,440
Average Household Income $52,286
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $21,333
Wealth Index5 49


Total HU (Housing Units) 131 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 87 (66.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (16.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $96,296
Average Home Value $125,291
Housing Affordability Index3 288


Total Households 109
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 74
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 -0.74% -0.94%
Households -0.69% -0.93%
Families -0.39% -1.11%
Median Household Income   0.61%
Per Capita Income   1.4%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.94%


Low Moor, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Low Moor 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 # 526 11th
Population Density # 474 20th
Median Household Income # 436 27th
Housing Affordability Index # 574 97th
Per Capita Income # 499 16th
Diversity Index # 495 17th

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