Bensley, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bensley, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Bensley Census Designated Place had a population of 6,255 as of July 1, 2017. Bensley ranks in the upper 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 Bensley is located at latitude 37.4475 and longitude -77.4456 in Chesterfield County. The formal boundaries for the Bensley Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Chesterfield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 56 feet.

The Bensley Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389204) 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 Bensley 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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Bensley, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,255
Daytime Population: Workers 1,781
Daytime Population: Residents 3,262
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,043
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 6,236
Population in Familes 4,710
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density2 2,179
Diversity Index3 88


Median Household Income $36,306
Average Household Income $44,496
Per Capita Income $15,744


Total Housing Units 2,494 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 953 (38.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,282 (51.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 258 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $138,847
Average Home Value $141,492


Total Households 2,236
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 1,419
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 1.0% 1.08%
Households 0.65% 0.95%
Families 0.69% 0.78%
Median Household Income   0.37%
Per Capita Income   1.51%

Bensley, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bensley 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 # 173 71st
Population Density # 129 78th
Diversity Index # 5 99th
Median Household Income # 501 16th
Per Capita Income # 582 2nd

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