Abingdon, VA Profile: Facts & Data

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Abingdon, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Abingdon had a population of 8,114 as of July 1, 2018. Abingdon 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 Abingdon is located at latitude 36.7092 and longitude -81.9709 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Abingdon (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,093 feet.

The Town of Abingdon (GNIS ID: 2390694) 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 Abingdon: Blacks Fort, Black's Fort, Wolf Hills.

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Abingdon, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 8,114
Population in Households 7,534
Population in Familes 5,421
Population in Group Qrtrs 580
Population Density2 1,006
Diversity Index3 18
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,508
Average Household Income $58,228
Per Capita Income $28,269

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 4,354 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,213 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,647 (37.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 494 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $185,561
Average Home Value $285,658
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,860
Average Household Size 1.95
Family Households 2,053
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.11% -0.17%
Households -0.06% -0.17%
Families -0.02% -0.32%
Median Household Income   3.27%
Per Capita Income   3.53%

Abingdon, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Abingdon to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 148 75th
Population Density # 246 59th
Diversity Index # 484 19th
Median Household Income # 460 23rd
Per Capita Income # 281 53rd

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