Centreville, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Centreville, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Centreville Census Designated Place had a population of 72,775 as of July 1, 2017. Centreville 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 Centreville is located at latitude 38.8406 and longitude -77.4385 in Fairfax County. The formal boundaries for the Centreville Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Fairfax County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 358 feet.

The Centreville Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389299) 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 Centreville 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 Centreville: Centerville, New Gate, Newgate.

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


Total Population 72,775
Daytime Population: Workers 12,420
Daytime Population: Residents 30,818
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 43,238
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 72,736
Population in Familes 61,335
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density2 6,093
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $107,103
Average Household Income $133,578
Per Capita Income $46,038


Total Housing Units 25,911 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,598 (67.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,500 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 813 ( 3.1%)
Median Home Value $402,600
Average Home Value $448,463


Total Households 25,098
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 18,270
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 0.31% 0.4%
Households 0.24% 0.36%
Families 0.15% 0.29%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   2.29%

Centreville, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Centreville 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 # 13 98th
Population Density # 17 97th
Diversity Index # 56 91st
Median Household Income # 72 88th
Per Capita Income # 79 87th

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