Hillsville, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hillsville, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Hillsville had a population of 2,744 as of July 1, 2017. Hillsville 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 Hillsville is located at latitude 36.7616 and longitude -80.7367 in Carroll County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Hillsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Carroll County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,516 feet.

The Town of Hillsville (GNIS ID: 2390249) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hillsville 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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Hillsville, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,744
Daytime Population: Workers 3,585
Daytime Population: Residents 1,566
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,151
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.88
Population in Households 2,702
Population in Familes 2,122
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density2 279
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $33,485
Average Household Income $47,433
Per Capita Income $20,987


Total Housing Units 1,542 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 783 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 481 (31.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 279 (18.1%)
Median Home Value $112,714
Average Home Value $134,642


Total Households 1,263
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 787
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 0.27% 0.03%
Households 0.11% -0.03%
Families 1.04% -0.18%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   2.64%

Hillsville, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hillsville 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 # 237 60th
Population Density # 443 25th
Diversity Index # 537 10th
Median Household Income # 535 10th
Per Capita Income # 475 20th

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