South Riding, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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South Riding, Virginia - Basic Facts

The South Riding Census Designated Place had a population of 34,195 as of July 1, 2017. South Riding ranks in the upper 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 South Riding is located at latitude 38.9124 and longitude -77.5133 in Loudoun County. The formal boundaries for the South Riding Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Loudoun County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 325 feet.

The South Riding Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584921) 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 South Riding 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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South Riding, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 34,195
Daytime Population: Workers 4,931
Daytime Population: Residents 18,162
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 23,093
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 34,195
Population in Familes 31,249
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 4,957
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $145,163
Average Household Income $161,878
Per Capita Income $47,795


Total Housing Units 10,439 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,637 (82.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,457 (14.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 345 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $561,971
Average Home Value $577,458


Total Households 10,094
Average Household Size 3.39
Family Households 8,373
Average Family Size 4
  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 4.85% 4.03%
Households 4.35% 3.84%
Families 4.17% 3.83%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

South Riding, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Riding 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 # 32 95th
Population Density # 35 94th
Diversity Index # 80 87th
Median Household Income # 23 96th
Per Capita Income # 72 88th

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