Rushmere, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rushmere, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Rushmere Census Designated Place had a population of 1,091 as of July 1, 2017. Rushmere 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 Rushmere is located at latitude 37.0714 and longitude -76.6708 in Isle of Wight County. The formal boundaries for the Rushmere Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. Isle of Wight County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 75 feet.

The Rushmere Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389789) 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 Rushmere 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 Rushmere: Fergusons Wharf, Fergussons Wharf, Fergusson's Wharf.

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


Total Population 1,091
Daytime Population: Workers 29
Daytime Population: Residents 576
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 605
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.55
Population in Households 1,091
Population in Familes 918
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 132
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $60,379
Average Household Income $71,909
Per Capita Income $28,884


Total Housing Units 572 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 362 (63.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 77 (13.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 133 (23.3%)
Median Home Value $248,182
Average Home Value $292,541


Total Households 439
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 312
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 0.96% 1.15%
Households 0.85% 1.07%
Families 1.01% 0.94%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   3.01%

Rushmere, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rushmere 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 # 354 40th
Population Density # 520 12th
Diversity Index # 231 61st
Median Household Income # 206 65th
Per Capita Income # 235 61st

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