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Front Royal, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Front Royal had a population of 14,863 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Front Royal is located at latitude 38.9248 and longitude -78.1856 in Warren County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Front Royal (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Front Royal 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 Front Royal: Hell Town, Helltown, Lehewtown.

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


Total Population 14,863
Daytime Population: Workers 8,618
Daytime Population: Residents 7,691
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,309
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 14,493
Population in Familes 11,434
Population in Group Qrtrs 370
Population Density2 1,608
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $50,785
Average Household Income $64,062
Per Capita Income $25,062


Total Housing Units 6,349 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,282 (51.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,379 (37.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 688 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $204,528
Average Home Value $261,402


Total Households 5,661
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 3,656
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 0.4% 0.6%
Households 0.25% 0.53%
Families 0.03% 0.42%
Median Household Income   0.99%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

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, 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 # 92 85th
Population Density # 166 72nd
Diversity Index # 353 41st
Median Household Income # 297 50th
Per Capita Income # 331 44th

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