Honaker, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Honaker, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Honaker had a population of 1,578 as of July 1, 2017. Honaker ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Honaker is located at latitude 37.0156 and longitude -81.9686 in Russell County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Honaker (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Russell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,854 feet.

The Town of Honaker (GNIS ID: 2390250) 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 Honaker 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 Honaker: New Garden.

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


Total Population 1,578
Daytime Population: Workers 997
Daytime Population: Residents 1,098
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,095
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.33
Population in Households 1,571
Population in Familes 1,321
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 939
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $35,657
Average Household Income $46,004
Per Capita Income $19,120


Total Housing Units 757 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 503 (66.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 151 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 104 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $81,218
Average Home Value $110,714


Total Households 653
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 457
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 1.18% 0.77%
Households 1.1% 0.72%
Families 1.58% 0.56%
Median Household Income   0.69%
Per Capita Income   1.98%

Honaker, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Honaker 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 # 293 51st
Population Density # 260 56th
Diversity Index # 590 1st
Median Household Income # 511 14th
Per Capita Income # 534 10th

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