Charlottesville, VA Metro Area

Moving to Charlottesville? Let us help you find your best place to live in this metro area. First, some basics: The Charlottesville metro area comprises 6 counties in Virginia. The largest cities in the Charlottesville metro area are Lake Monticello, Hollymead and of course, Charlottesville.

223,063 people live in Charlottesville within 85,076 households. The population of Charlottesville is 75% White, 14% Black and 4% Asian. 0% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. 5% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. 8% of residents are foreign-born. The median age is 37.5, and the largest number of residents falls into the 25 to 34 age range. 20% of residents are under age 18. 15% are over age 65. 48% of Charlottesville’s residents are male.

Who lives in Charlottesville? There are 25,636 married couples without children and another 15,706 married couples with kids under the age of 18. There are 1,463 single dads and 4,575 single mothers. 24,925 residents of Charlottesville live alone.

How affordable is Charlottesville? The median household income in Charlottesville is $59,189 compared to $53,482 for the nation as a whole. The per capita income is $31,911 compared to $28,555 for the nation as a whole.

The highest incomes in the Charlottesville area are found in Rivanna with a median household income of $151,375, followed by Ivy and Hollymead. The lowest incomes are in Pantops with a median household income of $0, followed by University of Virginia and Dillwyn.

The highest home values in the Charlottesville area are found in Rivanna with a median home value of $655,600, followed by Ivy and Nellysford. The lowest home values are in Arrington with a median home value of $79,000, followed by Dillwyn.

26% of households earn more than $100,000 annually. Conversely, 30% earn less than $35,000. 5.3% of married families with children live below the poverty line. Overall, 13.1% of Charlottesville's children live below the poverty line.


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