Brightwood, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Brightwood, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Brightwood Census Designated Place had a population of 1,023 as of July 1, 2017. Brightwood 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 Brightwood is located at latitude 38.414 and longitude -78.1847 in Madison County. The formal boundaries for the Brightwood Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Madison County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 587 feet.

The Brightwood Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628831) 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 Brightwood 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 Brightwood: Dulinsville, Fleshmans Shop.

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


Total Population 1,023
Daytime Population: Workers 45
Daytime Population: Residents 453
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 498
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.49
Population in Households 1,011
Population in Familes 877
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density2 206
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $70,344
Average Household Income $82,943
Per Capita Income $31,829


Total Housing Units 425 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 311 (73.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 75 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $282,558
Average Home Value $332,131


Total Households 386
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 297
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 0.3% 0.41%
Households 0.33% 0.41%
Families 0.09% 0.27%
Median Household Income   1.08%
Per Capita Income   2.42%

Brightwood, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brightwood 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 # 357 40th
Population Density # 485 18th
Diversity Index # 460 22nd
Median Household Income # 168 72nd
Per Capita Income # 182 69th

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