Dranesville, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Dranesville, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Dranesville Census Designated Place had a population of 11,908 as of July 1, 2018. Dranesville 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 Dranesville is located at latitude 38.9967 and longitude -77.3703 in Fairfax County. The formal boundaries for the Dranesville Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Fairfax County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 427 feet.

The Dranesville Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584837) 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 Dranesville 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 Dranesville: Drane's Tavern.

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


Total Population 11,908
Population in Households 11,908
Population in Familes 11,026
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 3,099
Diversity Index2 54


Median Household Income $169,118
Average Household Income $205,087
Per Capita Income $66,482


Total Housing Units 3,903 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,410 (87.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 394 (10.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 99 ( 2.5%)
Median Home Value $555,239
Average Home Value $610,352


Total Households 3,804
Average Household Size 3.13
Family Households 3,268
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 -0.01% 0.02%
Households -0.03% -0.04%
Families -0.3% -0.03%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   2.03%

Dranesville, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dranesville 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 # 111 81st
Population Density # 85 86th
Diversity Index # 208 65th
Median Household Income # 11 98th
Per Capita Income # 21 97th

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