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North Shore, Virginia - Basic Facts

The North Shore Census Designated Place had a population of 3,288 as of July 1, 2017. North Shore ranks in the lower 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 North Shore is located at latitude 37.0771 and longitude -79.6504 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the North Shore Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.67 sq. miles and a water area of 6.45 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,004 feet.

The North Shore Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389583) 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 North Shore 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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North Shore, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,288
Daytime Population: Workers 420
Daytime Population: Residents 2,116
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,536
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 3,288
Population in Familes 2,814
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 241
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $69,044
Average Household Income $108,451
Per Capita Income $49,312


Total Housing Units 3,137 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,275 (40.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 222 ( 7.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,640 (52.3%)
Median Home Value $561,093
Average Home Value $596,782


Total Households 1,497
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 1,128
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.84% 0.82%
Households 0.68% 0.71%
Families 0.63% 0.63%
Median Household Income   3.03%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

North Shore, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Shore 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 # 223 63rd
Population Density # 461 22nd
Diversity Index # 561 6th
Median Household Income # 173 71st
Per Capita Income # 63 90th

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