Nickelsville, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Nickelsville, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Nickelsville had a population of 383 as of July 1, 2017. Nickelsville 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 Nickelsville is located at latitude 36.7487 and longitude -82.4173 in Scott County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Nickelsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Scott County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,916 feet.

The Town of Nickelsville (GNIS ID: 2391331) 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 Nickelsville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 383
Daytime Population: Workers 104
Daytime Population: Residents 222
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 326
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 383
Population in Familes 318
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 790
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $40,240
Average Household Income $51,729
Per Capita Income $21,734


Total Housing Units 204 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 127 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 44 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $82,407
Average Home Value $102,579


Total Households 170
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 117
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 0.0% -0.32%
Households 0.0% -0.36%
Families 0.36% -0.52%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

Nickelsville, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nickelsville 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 # 482 19th
Population Density # 287 52nd
Diversity Index # 550 7th
Median Household Income # 437 26th
Per Capita Income # 440 26th

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