Grottoes, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Grottoes, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Grottoes had a population of 2,976 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Grottoes is located at latitude 38.2697 and longitude -78.8259 in Rockingham County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Grottoes (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Rockingham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,112 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Grottoes are located in Rockingham County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Augusta County.

The Town of Grottoes (GNIS ID: 2390221) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Grottoes 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 Grottoes: Mount Vernon Forge, Shendun.

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


Total Population 2,976
Daytime Population: Workers 497
Daytime Population: Residents 1,433
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,930
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 2,976
Population in Familes 2,499
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,475
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $47,377
Average Household Income $56,374
Per Capita Income $22,328


Total Housing Units 1,271 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 885 (69.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 313 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 73 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $175,368
Average Home Value $191,714


Total Households 1,198
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 846
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 1.52% 1.32%
Households 1.49% 1.32%
Families 1.9% 1.25%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

Grottoes, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Grottoes 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 # 231 61st
Population Density # 178 70th
Diversity Index # 426 28th
Median Household Income # 332 44th
Per Capita Income # 420 29th

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