Virginia’s Richest and Poorest Places

On July 1, 2015, we updated the demographic data in the Virginia HomeTownLocator Gazetteer with new estimates for 591 Virginia places including 229 incorporated places (39 cities and 190 towns) and 362 census designated places (CDPs). See Gazetteer References & Data Sources for methodology.

There is population, housing and income data for the current year and forecasted growth rates for the next five years. Using a simple online data comparison tool, we’ve identified Virginia’s richest and poorest places using the July 1, 2015 estimates of Average Household Income.

The Great Falls Census Designated Place (CDP) in Fairfax County has the highest Average Household Income in Virginia with an average estimated to be $305,242. Great Falls CDP has a total population of 15,883 and 5,140 households. Average household size is 3.09 people. The vast majority of housing is Owner Occupied (89.5%) with just 3.9% of the housing units identified as vacant. Average Home Value in the Great Falls CDP is $1,126,181.

Thynedale Census Designated Place (CDP) in Mecklenburg County has the lowest Average Household Income in Virginia with the average estimated to be $47,842. Thynedale CDP has a population of 188 with 74 households. Average household size is 2.47. Owners occupy 58.8% of the housing units; renters occupy 28.2% while 12.9% of the housing units are vacant. Average Home Value in Thynedale CDP is $83,333.

See links below for more data about Virginia places and ZIP Codes:

  1. Top-Twenty Richest Virginia Places
  2. Twenty of the Poorest Virginia Places
  3. Top-Twenty Richest Virginia ZIP Codes
  4. Twenty of the Poorest Virginia ZIP Codes

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