Dale City, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Dale City, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Dale City Census Designated Place had a population of 68,575 as of July 1, 2018. 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 38.6498 and longitude -77.3459 in Prince William County. The formal boundaries for the Dale City Census Designated Place (see map below) 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, 2018)


Total Population 68,575
Population in Households 68,507
Population in Familes 59,796
Population in Group Qrtrs 68
Population Density2 4,818
Diversity Index3 85


Median Household Income $90,256
Average Household Income $109,429
Per Capita Income $33,168


Total Housing Units 21,631 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,007 (69.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,658 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 966 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $293,737
Average Home Value $331,181


Total Households 20,665
Average Household Size 3.32
Family Households 16,237
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.47% 0.68%
Households 0.39% 0.62%
Families 0.26% 0.54%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   3.0%

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, 2018 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 # 113 81st
Per Capita Income # 187 69th

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