Cluster Springs, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Cluster Springs, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Cluster Springs Census Designated Place had a population of 777 as of July 1, 2020. Cluster Springs 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 Cluster Springs is located at latitude 36.621 and longitude -78.9217 in Halifax County. The formal boundaries for the Cluster Springs Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 8.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Halifax County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 492 feet.

The Cluster Springs Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584832) 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 Cluster Springs: Black Walnut.


Cluster Springs, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 777 (100%)
Population in Households 777 (100.0%)
Population in Families 647 (83.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 91
Diversity Index2 48


Median Household Income $47,174
Average Household Income $62,394
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $26,269
Wealth Index5 55


Total HU (Housing Units) 384 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 259 (67.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 71 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $110,811
Average Home Value $142,404
Housing Affordability Index3 274


Total Households 330
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 226
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.42% -0.65%
Households -0.35% -0.55%
Families -0.5% -0.72%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   2.01%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.63%


Cluster Springs, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cluster Springs to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 398 33rd
Population Density # 553 7th
Median Household Income # 384 35th
Housing Affordability Index # 563 95th
Per Capita Income # 350 41st
Diversity Index # 292 51st

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