Centreville, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Centreville, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Centreville Census Designated Place had a population of 71,967 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Centreville: Centerville, New Gate, Newgate.

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Centreville, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 71,967
Population in Households 71,928
Population in Familes 61,154
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density1 6,025
Diversity Index2 73


Median Household Income $109,962
Average Household Income $136,881
Per Capita Income $47,091


Total Housing Units 25,641 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,469 (68.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,303 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 869 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $411,121
Average Home Value $454,988


Total Households 24,772
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 18,074
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.14% 0.18%
Households 0.05% 0.09%
Families 0.0% 0.09%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

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, 2018 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 # 20 97th
Diversity Index # 58 90th
Median Household Income # 76 87th
Per Capita Income # 87 85th

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