Dryden, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Dryden Census Designated Place had a population of 1,167 as of July 1, 2017. Dryden ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dryden is located at latitude 36.7758 and longitude -82.9441 in Lee County. The formal boundaries for the Dryden Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Lee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,440 feet.

The Dryden Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389417) 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 Dryden 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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Dryden, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,167
Daytime Population: Workers 167
Daytime Population: Residents 779
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 946
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 1,089
Population in Familes 895
Population in Group Qrtrs 78
Population Density2 165
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $39,522
Average Household Income $49,074
Per Capita Income $19,950


Total Housing Units 520 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 277 (53.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 154 (29.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 88 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $137,195
Average Home Value $159,567


Total Households 432
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 286
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 -0.48% -0.52%
Households -0.56% -0.66%
Families -0.61% -0.78%
Median Household Income   0.7%
Per Capita Income   1.8%

Dryden, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dryden 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 # 346 42nd
Population Density # 498 16th
Diversity Index # 557 6th
Median Household Income # 449 24th
Per Capita Income # 511 14th

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