Sandston, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sandston, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Sandston Census Designated Place had a population of 7,720 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Sandston is located at latitude 37.5131 and longitude -77.313 in Henrico County. The formal boundaries for the Sandston Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Henrico County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 167 feet.

The Sandston Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629707) 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 Sandston 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 Sandston: Fairfield.

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


Total Population 7,720
Daytime Population: Workers 8,958
Daytime Population: Residents 4,067
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 13,025
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.69
Population in Households 7,717
Population in Familes 5,947
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 783
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $50,589
Average Household Income $57,303
Per Capita Income $23,706


Total Housing Units 3,420 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,794 (52.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,384 (40.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 243 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $156,222
Average Home Value $167,303


Total Households 3,177
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 1,973
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 0.27% 0.44%
Households 0.29% 0.42%
Families -0.06% 0.27%
Median Household Income   0.49%
Per Capita Income   2.29%

Sandston, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sandston 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 # 155 74th
Population Density # 288 52nd
Diversity Index # 159 73rd
Median Household Income # 300 50th
Per Capita Income # 371 38th

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