Damascus, Virginia Population 2021

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Damascus is a city located in Washington County Virginia. With a 2020 population of 763, it is the 149th largest city in Virginia and the 11502nd largest city in the United States . Damascus is currently declining at a rate of -0.78% annually and its population has decreased by -6.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 814 in 2010. Damascus reached it's highest population of 805 in 2010. Spanning over 1 miles, Damascus has a population density of 957 people per square mile.

The average household income in Damascus is $48,553 with a poverty rate of 18.40%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $536 per month, and the median house value is $117,500. The median age in Damascus is 39.9 years, 37.2 years for males, and 45.2 years for females.

Damascus Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Damascus was:

  • White: 97.23%
  • Two or more races: 2.28%
  • Black or African American: 0.49%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Damascus, Virginia is 763 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 781.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 814.

Damascus, Virginia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White59797.23%
Two or More Races142.28%
Black or African American30.49%
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Damascus Population by Race

Damascus Population Pyramid $2021

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Damascus Median Age

39.9


Total

37.2


Male

45.2


Female

Damascus Adults

There are 491 adults, (113 of whom are seniors) in Damascus.

Damascus Age Dependency

62.4

Age Dependency Ratio

29.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Damascus Sex Ratio

Female

293

47.72%

Male

321

52.28%

Damascus Population by Age

Damascus Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Damascus Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male60%40%
Married55.5%44.5%
All45.1%54.9%
Female38.5%61.5%
Non Family35.3%64.7%

45.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Damascus Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2972.0745.1
Non Family1361.2135.3
Married1102.7355.5
Female262.9638.5
Male252.9260

2.75

Average Family Size

2.07

Average Household Size

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Damascus Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade327.16%
9th to 12th Grade163.58%
High School Graduate14933.33%
Some College11625.95%
Associates Degree419.17%
Bachelors Degree5211.63%
Graduate Degree419.17%
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Damascus Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Damascus Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White43339593
2+ Races114
Black3

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.22%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 21.48%.

Damascus Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,406$35,052$30,313
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$$$
Some College$37,045$38,375$31,719
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$31,406

Average Earnings

$35,052

Average Male

$30,313

Average Female

Damascus Earnings by Educational Attainment

Damascus Language by Age

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Damascus Language

100.00% of Damascus residents speak only English, while 0.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.00% of the population.

Damascus Language

Damascus Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White59710317.25%
Multiple14750.00%
Black33100.00%

18.40%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.13%

Male Poverty Rate

19.80%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Damascus

The race most likely to be in poverty in Damascus is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Damascus is White, with 17.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.19%.

Damascus Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade72.92%
High School16.11%
Bachelors or Greater7.53%
Some College5.73%

Damascus Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed33.33%
Female Employed15.45%
Male Employed2.74%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Damascus Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Damascus Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$31,023$48,553
Families$47,125$54,940
Married Families$56,667-
Non Families$18,125$40,090
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Income by Household Type

Damascus Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.7%

Male Marriage Rate

44.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Damascus Married by Age and Sex

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Damascus Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Damascus Marital Status by Race

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Damascus Marital Status

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35

Number of Veterans

35

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam22
First Gulf War10
Second Gulf War2
World War II
Korea

Damascus Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7419
35 to 549
55 to 647
75+
18 to 34

Damascus Veterans by Age

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Damascus Veterans by Race

Damascus Veterans by Education

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25.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

68.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Damascus Veterans by Education

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52.9%

Labor Force Participation

49.6%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Damascus Employment by Age

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Damascus Employment by Race

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Damascus Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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52.77%

Born in Damascus

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.00% of Damascus residents were born in the United States, with 52.77% having been born in Virginia. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Damascus Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021763-6-0.78%
2020769-6-0.77%
2019775-6-0.77%
2018781-2-0.26%
2017783-5-0.63%
2016788-1-0.13%
2015789-7-0.88%
2014796-2-0.25%
2013798-3-0.37%
2012801-1-0.12%
2011802-3-0.37%
20108050.00%

Damascus Population by Year