Rustburg, Virginia Population 2024

1,635

Rustburg is a city located in Appomattox County, Campbell County, and Lynchburg city Virginia. Rustburg has a 2024 population of 1,635. It is also the county seat of Campbell County. Rustburg is currently growing at a rate of 0.8% annually and its population has increased by 3.15% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,585 in 2020.

The average household income in Rustburg is $65,122 with a poverty rate of 24.42%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Rustburg is 40.3 years, 44.9 years for males, and 30 years for females.

Rustburg Demographics

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

  • White: 90.75%
  • Black or African American: 8.76%
  • Native American: 0.25%
  • Other race: 0.25%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Two or more races: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
12.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
130.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.15% (50)
The current population of Rustburg, Virginia is 1,635 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,585.

Rustburg, Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,46190.75%
Black or African American1418.76%
Native American40.25%
Other race40.25%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Two or more races00%

White

Black or African American

Native American

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Two or more races

Rustburg Population by Race

Rustburg Population Pyramid 2024

Rustburg Median Age

40.3

Total

44.9

Male

30

Female

Rustburg Adults

There are 1,341 adults, (240 of whom are seniors) in Rustburg.

Rustburg Age Dependency

46.2

Age Dependency Ratio

21.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Rustburg Sex Ratio

Female60737.7%
Male1,00362.3%

Rustburg Population by Age

Rustburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6782.183763
Non Family3271.021585
Married2282.9563.236.8
Male973.853367
Female263.731000

2.9

Average Family Size

2.18

Average Household Size

37.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Rustburg Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade00%
9th to 12th Grade1048.96%
High School Graduate44037.9%
Some College19817.05%
Associates Degree494.22%
Bachelors Degree887.58%
Graduate Degree28224.29%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Rustburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rustburg Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,045941370
Black1161160

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 35.41%.

Rustburg Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$34,786$50,479$32,922
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$27,188$33,382$0
Some College$24,700$0$32,566
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$51,437$0$90,500

$34,786

Average Earnings

$50,479

Average Male

$32,922

Average Female

Rustburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rustburg Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Rustburg Language

98.63% of Rustburg residents speak only English, while 1.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.37% of the population.

Rustburg Language

Rustburg Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,36032123.6%
Black1184033.9%

24.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.86%

Male Poverty Rate

26.7%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rustburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rustburg is Black, with 33.9% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rustburg is White, with 23.6% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 46.38%.

Rustburg Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College45.22%
High School19.89%
Less Than 9th Grade18%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Rustburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed82.28%
Female Employed10%
Male Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Rustburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rustburg Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$67,612$65,122
Families$51,875$74,144
Married Families$77,188$-999,999,999
Non Families$67,966$52,545

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Rustburg Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

30.3%

Male Marriage Rate

49.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Rustburg Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Rustburg Marriage

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

Rustburg Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Rustburg Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

147

Number of Veterans

124

Male Veterans

23

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam60
First Gulf War51
Second Gulf War23
Korea18
World War II0

Rustburg Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+56
65 to 7452
55 to 6435
35 to 544
18 to 340

Rustburg Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1078.89%
Black4030.77%

Rustburg Veterans by Race

Rustburg Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

46.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rustburg Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.5%

Labor Force Participation

53.7%

Employment Rate

9.8%

Unemployment Rate

Rustburg Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Rustburg Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Rustburg Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

72.55%

Born in Rustburg

99.44%

Native Born

0.56%

Foreign Born

0.56%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.44% of Rustburg residents were born in the United States, with 72.55% having been born in Virginia. 0.56% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Rustburg Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20241,635130.8%
20231,622120.75%
20221,610-334-17.18%
20211,94435922.65%
20201,58516611.7%
20191,419-58-3.93%
20181,4771037.5%
20171,37422920%
20161,14510610.2%
20151,03912313.43%
201491618725.65%
2013729-113-13.42%
201284215021.68%
2011692-739-51.64%
20101,43100%

Rustburg Population by Year