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Dale City, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Dale City Census Designated Place had a population of 68,854 as of July 1, 2019. Dale City ranks in the upper 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 Dale City is located at latitude 38.6371 and longitude -77.3111 in Prince William County. The formal boundaries for the Dale City Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 14.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Prince William County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 233 feet.

The Dale City Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389389) 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.


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Dale City, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Dale City, VA Housing Affordability Index is 136
State of Virginia Housing Affordability Index is 126
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Dale City, VA Wealth Index is 137
State of Virginia Wealth Index is 124
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 68,854
Population in Households 68,784
Population in Families 59,748
Population in Group Qrtrs 70
Population Density 4,835
Diversity Index1 86
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $90,142
Average Household Income $115,952
Per Capita Income $35,045
Wealth Index3 137

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 21,495 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,557 (77.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,131 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 807 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $314,369
Housing Affordability Index2 136
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 20,688
Average Household Size 3.32
Family Households 16,292
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.46% 0.72%
Households 0.36% 0.65%
Families 0.27% 0.59%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

Dale City, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dale City to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 14 98th
Population Density # 36 94th
Diversity Index # 12 98th
Median Household Income # 122 80th
Per Capita Income # 196 67th

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