Laurel Hill, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Laurel Hill, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Laurel Hill Census Designated Place had a population of 8,185 as of July 1, 2017. Laurel Hill 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 Laurel Hill is located at latitude 38.7059 and longitude -77.2431 in Fairfax County. The formal boundaries for the Laurel Hill Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Fairfax County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 236 feet.

The Laurel Hill Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2585798) 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 Laurel Hill population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 8,185
Daytime Population: Workers 1,689
Daytime Population: Residents 3,638
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,327
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 8,185
Population in Familes 7,286
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,840
Diversity Index3 76


Median Household Income $112,861
Average Household Income $143,905
Per Capita Income $45,936


Total Housing Units 2,674 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,160 (80.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 454 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 ( 2.2%)
Median Home Value $485,181
Average Home Value $535,190


Total Households 2,614
Average Household Size 3.13
Family Households 2,033
Average Family Size 4
  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 2.48% 1.71%
Households 2.03% 1.56%
Families 2.02% 1.55%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   2.06%

Laurel Hill, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Laurel Hill 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 # 148 75th
Population Density # 144 76th
Diversity Index # 47 92nd
Median Household Income # 60 90th
Per Capita Income # 81 87th

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