Grottoes, VA Profile: Facts & Data

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Grottoes, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Grottoes had a population of 3,053 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Grottoes is located at latitude 38.2674 and longitude -78.8259 in Rockingham County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Grottoes encompass a land area of 2.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Rockingham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,112 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Grottoes are located in Rockingham County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Augusta County.

The Town of Grottoes (GNIS ID: 2390221) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Grottoes: Mount Vernon Forge, Shendun.

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Grottoes, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Grottoes, VA Housing Affordability Index is 170
State of Virginia Housing Affordability Index is 126
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Grottoes, VA Wealth Index is 51
State of Virginia Wealth Index is 124
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 3,053
Population in Households 3,053
Population in Familes 2,564
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 1,494
Diversity Index1 29
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $54,135
Average Household Income $62,064
Per Capita Income $24,482
Wealth Index3 51

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,305 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 919 (70.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 309 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 77 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $175,741
Housing Affordability Index2 170
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,228
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 869
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.47% 1.26%
Households 1.44% 1.22%
Families 1.78% 1.17%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   2.14%

Grottoes, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Grottoes to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 231 61st
Population Density # 178 70th
Diversity Index # 423 29th
Median Household Income # 290 51st
Per Capita Income # 400 33rd

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