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Louisa, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Louisa had a population of 1,970 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Louisa is located at latitude 38.0251 and longitude -78.0042 in Louisa County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Louisa encompass a land area of 1.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Louisa County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 469 feet.

The Town of Louisa (GNIS ID: 2391275) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Louisa: Louisa Court House.

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Louisa, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,970 (100%)
Population in Households 1,919 (97.4%)
Population in Families 1,501 (76.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 51 ( 2.6%)
Population Density 1,078
Diversity Index2 51
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,678
Average Household Income $66,810
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $26,352
Wealth Index5 65
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 954 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 543 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 269 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 142 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $196,230
Average Home Value $215,193
Housing Affordability Index3 163
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 812
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 517
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 2.33% 1.45%
Households 2.32% 1.53%
Families 4.08% 1.43%
Median Household Income   0.04%
Per Capita Income   0.64%
Owner Occupied HU   1.61%

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Louisa, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Louisa to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 276 54th
Population Density # 229 62nd
Median Household Income # 344 42nd
Housing Affordability Index # 268 45th
Per Capita Income # 348 41st
Diversity Index # 265 55th

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