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Madison Heights, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Madison Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 11,296 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Madison Heights is located at latitude 37.4503 and longitude -79.1082 in Amherst County. The formal boundaries for the Madison Heights Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 19.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.33 sq. miles. Amherst County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 764 feet.

The Madison Heights Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390106) 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 Madison Heights population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 11,296
Daytime Population: Workers 4,215
Daytime Population: Residents 6,093
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,308
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 10,868
Population in Familes 8,776
Population in Group Qrtrs 428
Population Density2 589
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $42,597
Average Household Income $51,538
Per Capita Income $21,086


Total Housing Units 4,910 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,071 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,457 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 382 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $133,499
Average Home Value $147,802


Total Households 4,528
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 3,025
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 0.01% 0.05%
Households 0.02% 0.04%
Families -0.07% -0.07%
Median Household Income   0.76%
Per Capita Income   2.16%

Madison Heights, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Madison Heights 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 # 112 81st
Population Density # 347 42nd
Diversity Index # 320 46th
Median Household Income # 401 33rd
Per Capita Income # 468 21st

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