Arrington, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Arrington Census Designated Place had a population of 705 as of July 1, 2017. Arrington ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Arrington is located at latitude 37.6787 and longitude -78.8948 in Nelson County. The formal boundaries for the Arrington Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Nelson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 709 feet.

The Arrington Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584798) 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 Arrington 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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Arrington, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 705
Daytime Population: Workers 20
Daytime Population: Residents 424
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 444
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.63
Population in Households 705
Population in Familes 590
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 68
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $38,664
Average Household Income $46,381
Per Capita Income $18,408


Total Housing Units 313 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 213 (68.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 50 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $98,944
Average Home Value $169,601


Total Households 263
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 187
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 -0.06% -0.11%
Households -0.16% -0.15%
Families -0.85% -0.32%
Median Household Income   -0.08%
Per Capita Income   1.54%

Arrington, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arrington 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 # 410 31st
Population Density # 567 5th
Diversity Index # 318 47th
Median Household Income # 466 22nd
Per Capita Income # 549 8th

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