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The Benns Church CDP(1) had a population of 2,112 as of July 1, 2023.

The primary coordinate point for Benns Church is located at latitude 36.9379 and longitude -76.5861 in Isle of Wight County. The formal boundaries for the Benns Church Census Designated Place 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 Benns Church Census Designated Place 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.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Benns Church, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 2,112 (100%)
Population in Households 2,106 (99.7%)
Population in Families 1,881 (89.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 6 ( 0.3%)
Population Density 515
Diversity Index2 62


Median Household Income $104,662
Average Household Income $122,471
% of Income for Mortgage4 26%
Per Capita Income $41,755
Wealth Index5 132
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Moderate (54.2)


Total HU (Housing Units) 770 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 620 (80.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 100 (13.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $458,462
Average Home Value $457,218
Housing Affordability Index3 94


Total Households 720
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 578
Average Family Size 3.00
  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.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population 12.20% 3.16%
Households 11.46% 3.25%
Families   3.06%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   2.63%
Owner Occupied HU   3.32%

Benns Church, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benns Church to the other 672 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 273 60th
Population Density # 379 44th
Median Household Income # 135 80th
Housing Affordability Index # 274 41st
Per Capita Income # 233 65th
Diversity Index # 191 72nd

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