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Bon Air, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Bon Air Census Designated Place had a population of 17,527 as of July 1, 2017. Bon Air ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bon Air is located at latitude 37.517 and longitude -77.5703 in Chesterfield County. The formal boundaries for the Bon Air Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Chesterfield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 322 feet.

The Bon Air Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389225) 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 Bon Air population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bon Air: Bonair.

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Bon Air, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 17,527
Daytime Population: Workers 13,469
Daytime Population: Residents 8,630
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 22,099
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.26
Population in Households 17,134
Population in Familes 13,852
Population in Group Qrtrs 393
Population Density2 2,103
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $71,271
Average Household Income $86,586
Per Capita Income $35,624


Total Housing Units 7,486 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,123 (68.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,884 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 479 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $228,639
Average Home Value $248,721


Total Households 7,007
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 4,576
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 0.95% 1.09%
Households 0.85% 1.02%
Families 0.53% 0.86%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   2.07%

Bon Air, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bon Air 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 # 72 88th
Population Density # 133 78th
Diversity Index # 304 49th
Median Household Income # 160 73rd
Per Capita Income # 141 76th

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