Emory, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Emory, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Emory Census Designated Place had a population of 1,231 as of July 1, 2017. Emory 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 Emory is located at latitude 36.7798 and longitude -81.8274 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Emory Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,126 feet.

The Emory Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584842) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Emory 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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Emory, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,231
Daytime Population: Workers 150
Daytime Population: Residents 598
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 748
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.61
Population in Households 687
Population in Familes 519
Population in Group Qrtrs 544
Population Density2 301
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $51,730
Average Household Income $61,443
Per Capita Income $29,189


Total Housing Units 312 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 184 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 87 (27.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $113,636
Average Home Value $163,043


Total Households 271
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 169
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 -0.22% -0.31%
Households -0.64% -0.52%
Families -0.79% -0.6%
Median Household Income   0.82%
Per Capita Income   1.3%

Emory, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Emory 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 # 336 44th
Population Density # 435 27th
Diversity Index # 445 25th
Median Household Income # 277 53rd
Per Capita Income # 226 62nd

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