Benns Church, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Benns Church, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Benns Church Census Designated Place had a population of 926 as of July 1, 2017. Benns Church 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 Benns Church is located at latitude 36.9368 and longitude -76.5847 in Isle of Wight County. The formal boundaries for the Benns Church Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Isle of Wight County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 39 feet.

The Benns Church Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584808) 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 Benns Church 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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Benns Church, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 926
Daytime Population: Workers 276
Daytime Population: Residents 461
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 737
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 923
Population in Familes 805
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 226
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $77,541
Average Household Income $86,080
Per Capita Income $32,244


Total Housing Units 382 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 314 (82.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 52 (13.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $234,615
Average Home Value $289,570


Total Households 366
Average Household Size 2.52
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 0.83% 1.0%
Households 0.74% 0.91%
Families 2.16% 0.85%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

Benns Church, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benns Church 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 # 377 37th
Population Density # 473 20th
Diversity Index # 193 67th
Median Household Income # 138 77th
Per Capita Income # 175 71st

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