Opal, VA Profile: Facts & Data

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Opal, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Opal Census Designated Place had a population of 739 as of July 1, 2018. Opal ranks in the lower 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 Opal is located at latitude 38.6159 and longitude -77.8092 in Fauquier County. The formal boundaries for the Opal Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Fauquier County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 446 feet.

The Opal Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584897) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Opal: Fayettesville.

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

POPULATION

Total Population 739
Population in Households 739
Population in Familes 661
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 236
Diversity Index3 36
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $116,520
Average Household Income $148,823
Per Capita Income $51,249

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 250 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 198 (79.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 37 (14.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $393,103
Average Home Value $501,010
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 235
Average Household Size 3.14
Family Households 190
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.82% 0.9%
Households 0.91% 0.92%
Families 0.32% 0.83%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

Opal, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Opal 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 # 404 32nd
Population Density # 466 22nd
Diversity Index # 366 38th
Median Household Income # 61 90th
Per Capita Income # 66 89th

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