Motley, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Motley, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Motley Census Designated Place had a population of 1,008 as of July 1, 2017. Motley 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 Motley is located at latitude 37.0658 and longitude -79.35 in Pittsylvania County. The formal boundaries for the Motley Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Pittsylvania County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 807 feet.

The Motley Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629811) 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 Motley 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 Motley: Motley's Depot.

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


Total Population 1,008
Daytime Population: Workers 37
Daytime Population: Residents 570
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 607
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.60
Population in Households 1,008
Population in Familes 830
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 254
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $38,573
Average Household Income $45,592
Per Capita Income $19,281


Total Housing Units 491 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 315 (64.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 109 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $91,865
Average Home Value $108,786


Total Households 424
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 295
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 -0.1% -0.32%
Households -0.19% -0.33%
Families -0.37% -0.41%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   2.75%

Motley, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Motley 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 # 359 39th
Population Density # 456 23rd
Diversity Index # 345 42nd
Median Household Income # 467 21st
Per Capita Income # 528 11th

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