Shawsville, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shawsville, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Shawsville Census Designated Place had a population of 1,354 as of July 1, 2017. Shawsville ranks in the lower 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 Shawsville is located at latitude 37.1704 and longitude -80.2544 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Shawsville Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,440 feet.

The Shawsville Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390286) 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 Shawsville 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 Shawsville: Fort Vause.

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


Total Population 1,354
Daytime Population: Workers 290
Daytime Population: Residents 729
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,019
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 1,354
Population in Familes 1,081
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 569
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $43,556
Average Household Income $48,865
Per Capita Income $19,847


Total Housing Units 662 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 398 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 170 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 94 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $149,658
Average Home Value $157,305


Total Households 568
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 380
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 0.46% 0.5%
Households 0.45% 0.49%
Families 0.94% 0.37%
Median Household Income   -0.1%
Per Capita Income   1.7%

Shawsville, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shawsville 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 # 318 47th
Population Density # 354 40th
Diversity Index # 513 13th
Median Household Income # 385 35th
Per Capita Income # 513 14th

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