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Powhatan, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Powhatan Census Designated Place had a population of 472 as of July 1, 2017. Powhatan 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 Powhatan is located at latitude 37.5421 and longitude -77.9271 in Powhatan County. The formal boundaries for the Powhatan Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Powhatan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 374 feet.

The Powhatan Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629034) 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 ""

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Powhatan 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 Powhatan: Powhatan Court House, Powhatan Mennonite Church, Scottsville.

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


Total Population 472
Daytime Population: Workers 764
Daytime Population: Residents 253
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,017
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.15
Population in Households 470
Population in Familes 422
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 228
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $84,360
Average Household Income $101,711
Per Capita Income $36,411


Total Housing Units 214 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 165 (77.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (13.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $295,192
Average Home Value $336,818


Total Households 193
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 154
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 1.36% 1.44%
Households 1.36% 1.51%
Families 2.81% 1.27%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

Powhatan, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Powhatan 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 # 455 23rd
Population Density # 468 21st
Diversity Index # 466 22nd
Median Household Income # 115 81st
Per Capita Income # 136 77th

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