Scotland, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Scotland, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Scotland Census Designated Place had a population of 206 as of July 1, 2020. Scotland ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Scotland is located at latitude 37.1838 and longitude -76.7863 in Surry County. The formal boundaries for the Scotland Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Surry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The Scotland Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629038) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Scotland: Scotland Ferry, Scotland Wharf.


Scotland, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 206 (100%)
Population in Households 206 (100.0%)
Population in Families 163 (79.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 228
Diversity Index2 58


Median Household Income $44,225
Average Household Income $63,779
% of Income for Mortgage4 23%
Per Capita Income $27,179
Wealth Index5 56


Total HU (Housing Units) 158 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 62 (39.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 (43.0%)
Median Home Value $243,750
Average Home Value $257,661
Housing Affordability Index3 120


Total Households 90
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 57
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.14% 0.0%
Households 0.22% 0.0%
Families 0.53% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%


Scotland, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Scotland to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 542 9th
Population Density # 471 21st
Median Household Income # 414 30th
Housing Affordability Index # 104 18th
Per Capita Income # 325 45th
Diversity Index # 176 70th

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