Front Royal, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Front Royal, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Front Royal had a population of 15,137 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Front Royal is located at latitude 38.9182 and longitude -78.1944 in Warren County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Front Royal encompass a land area of 9.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0.24 sq. miles. Warren County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 564 feet.

The Town of Front Royal (GNIS ID: 2390195) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Front Royal: Hell Town, Helltown, Lehewtown.

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Front Royal, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)


Total Population 15,137
Population in Households 14,698
Population in Familes 11,606
Population in Group Qrtrs 439
Population Density2 1,473
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $57,208
Average Household Income $74,957
Per Capita Income $28,057


Total Housing Units 6,348 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,740 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,944 (30.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 664 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $202,213
Average Home Value $243,924


Total Households 5,684
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 3,676
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.5% 0.53%
Households 0.23% 0.43%
Families 0.08% 0.32%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   2.29%

Front Royal, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Front Royal to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 91 85th
Population Density # 181 70th
Diversity Index # 366 38th
Median Household Income # 266 55th
Per Capita Income # 304 49th

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