Nickelsville, VA 24271 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 24271: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Nickelsville, VA 24271

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Scott County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.752, Longitude -82.42
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 24271 has segments in 2 Counties / Independent Cities (Russell, Scott).

  • Businesses Addresses: 34
  • PO Box Addresses: 184
  • Residential Addresses: 998
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 998

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Nickelsville, VA 24271 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,824
Daytime Population: Workers 237
Daytime Population: Residents 1,610
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,847
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 2,824
Population in Familes 2,357
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 45
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $39,847
Average Household Income $49,856
Per Capita Income $21,397


Total Housing Units 1,481 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 902 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 310 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 269 (18.2%)
Median Home Value $89,728
Average Home Value $114,634


Total Households 1,212
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 842
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 -0.09% -0.42%
Households -0.1% -0.45%
Families -0.26% -0.58%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   2.79%

Nickelsville, VA 24271 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 24271 to the other 870 ZIP Codes 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 # 446 49th
Population Density # 591 32nd
Diversity Index # 791 9th
Median Household Income # 685 21st
Per Capita Income # 678 22nd

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