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Louisa, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Louisa had a population of 1,705 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Louisa is located at latitude 38.0166 and longitude -77.9997 in Louisa County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Louisa (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Louisa 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 Louisa: Louisa Court House.

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


Total Population 1,705
Daytime Population: Workers 2,111
Daytime Population: Residents 955
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,066
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.80
Population in Households 1,654
Population in Familes 1,289
Population in Group Qrtrs 51
Population Density2 933
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $44,724
Average Household Income $59,350
Per Capita Income $23,877


Total Housing Units 832 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 415 (49.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 290 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 127 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $187,647
Average Home Value $215,761


Total Households 705
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 448
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 1.28% 1.34%
Households 1.3% 1.35%
Families 3.75% 1.26%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

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, 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 # 284 52nd
Population Density # 262 56th
Diversity Index # 244 59th
Median Household Income # 366 39th
Per Capita Income # 364 39th

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