Martinsville, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Martinsville, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Martinsville had a population of 13,954 as of July 1, 2017. Martinsville ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Martinsville is located at latitude 36.6835 and longitude -79.8636 in Martinsville (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Martinsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Martinsville (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,017 feet.

The City of Martinsville (GNIS ID: 1789072) has a C7 Census Class Code which indicates an incorporated place that is independent of any county. 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 Martinsville 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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Martinsville, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 13,954
Daytime Population: Workers 8,286
Daytime Population: Residents 9,108
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,394
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.25
Population in Households 13,577
Population in Familes 10,307
Population in Group Qrtrs 377
Population Density2 1,274
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $31,338
Average Household Income $47,379
Per Capita Income $21,245


Total Housing Units 7,295 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,298 (45.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,874 (39.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,123 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $94,246
Average Home Value $125,440


Total Households 6,172
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 3,564
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 0.13% 0.15%
Households 0.2% 0.19%
Families 0.0% 0.06%
Median Household Income   3.76%
Per Capita Income   2.7%

Martinsville, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Martinsville 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 # 95 84th
Population Density # 202 66th
Diversity Index # 132 78th
Median Household Income # 562 5th
Per Capita Income # 464 22nd

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