Dranesville, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dranesville, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Dranesville Census Designated Place had a population of 12,082 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dranesville: Drane's Tavern.

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


Total Population 12,082
Daytime Population: Workers 1,220
Daytime Population: Residents 5,394
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,614
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.55
Population in Households 12,082
Population in Familes 11,141
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 3,144
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $162,068
Average Household Income $196,865
Per Capita Income $63,872


Total Housing Units 3,959 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,455 (87.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 409 (10.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 95 ( 2.4%)
Median Home Value $541,511
Average Home Value $595,136


Total Households 3,864
Average Household Size 3.13
Family Households 3,315
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 0.19% 0.36%
Households 0.18% 0.34%
Families -0.15% 0.31%
Median Household Income   0.8%
Per Capita Income   1.69%

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, 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 # 110 82nd
Population Density # 84 86th
Diversity Index # 205 65th
Median Household Income # 12 98th
Per Capita Income # 22 96th

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