Penhook, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Penhook, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Penhook Census Designated Place had a population of 834 as of July 1, 2017. Penhook 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 Penhook is located at latitude 36.9925 and longitude -79.6376 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the Penhook Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.18 sq. miles and a water area of 1.48 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 981 feet.

The Penhook Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389656) 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 Penhook 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 Penhook: Penhood.

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


Total Population 834
Daytime Population: Workers 166
Daytime Population: Residents 540
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 706
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 834
Population in Familes 722
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 75
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $63,773
Average Household Income $99,697
Per Capita Income $43,996


Total Housing Units 1,012 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 312 (30.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 ( 4.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 653 (64.5%)
Median Home Value $456,667
Average Home Value $562,500


Total Households 359
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 279
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 0.56% 0.59%
Households 0.43% 0.5%
Families 0.66% 0.5%
Median Household Income   2.93%
Per Capita Income   1.98%

Penhook, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Penhook 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 # 391 34th
Population Density # 560 6th
Diversity Index # 464 22nd
Median Household Income # 193 68th
Per Capita Income # 92 85th

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