Charlottesville, Virginia Population 2021

Charlottesville, Virginia's estimated population is 46,786 with a growth rate of -0.51% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Charlottesville, Virginia is the 39th largest county in Virginia. The 2010 Population was 43,461 and has seen a growth of 7.65% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202146,786-240-0.51%
202047,026-240-0.51%
201947,266-240-0.51%
201847,506430.09%
201747,4635201.11%
201646,9436421.39%
201546,3017831.72%
201445,5185061.12%
201345,0124320.97%
201244,5808191.87%
201143,7613000.69%
201043,4613,1207.73%
199040,3414251.06%
198039,9161,0362.66%
197038,8809,45332.12%
196029,4273,45813.32%
195025,9696,56933.86%
194019,4004,15527.25%
193015,2454,55742.64%
192010,6883,92357.99%
19106,7653164.90%
19006,4490.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.51%
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Founded
1762
2010 Population
43,461
Growth Since 2010
7.65%
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Charlottesville, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White33,24770.59%
Black or African American8,84418.78%
Asian3,3277.06%
Two or More Races1,3462.86%
Some Other Race1860.39%
American Indian and Alaska Native1150.24%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander310.07%
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Charlottesville, Virginia Population by Race

Charlottesville, Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Charlottesville, Virginia Median Age

31.6


Total

30.9


Male

32.5


Female

Charlottesville, Virginia Adults

There are 39,728 adults, (5,326 of whom are seniors) in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Charlottesville, Virginia Age Dependency

36.9

Age Dependency Ratio

15.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

21.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Charlottesville, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

24,308

51.61%

Male

22,788

48.39%

Charlottesville, Virginia Population by Age

Charlottesville, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Charlottesville, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.3%30.7%
Male47%53%
All42.8%57.2%
Female37.9%62.1%
Non Family28.5%71.5%

42.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Charlottesville, Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All18,6172.3742.8
Non Family10,1501.7828.5
Married5,7683.0369.3
Female1,9933.1737.9
Male7063.2147

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Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

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Charlottesville, Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1353.74%
9th to 12th Grade1,5585.13%
High School Graduate5,01416.52%
Some College4,80315.82%
Associates Degree1,1673.84%
Bachelors Degree8,04126.49%
Graduate Degree8,63828.46%
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Charlottesville, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Charlottesville, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White21,20920,20314,097
Black5,7104,542648
Asian1,6381,3471,158
Hispanic1,2301,061452
2+ Races608563334
Other Race665729
Native American56425
Islander666

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Charlottesville, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,013$46,194$37,860
Less Than 9th Grade$20,820$31,371$18,739
High School Graduate$25,571$30,104$21,958
Some College$32,002$37,559$28,573
Bachelors Degree$46,699$53,718$44,332
Graduate Degree$61,419$77,140$55,804

$43,013

Average Earnings

$46,194

Average Male

$37,860

Average Female

Charlottesville, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Charlottesville, Virginia Language by Age

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Charlottesville, Virginia Language

84.31% of Charlottesville, Virginia residents speak only English, while 15.69% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.79% of the population.

Charlottesville, Virginia Language

Charlottesville, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White29,4405,87819.97%
Black8,5162,49929.34%
Asian2,5781,00839.10%
Hispanic2,36983335.16%
Multiple1,26344235.00%
Other1772011.30%
Native10254.90%

24.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.62%

Male Poverty Rate

25.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Charlottesville, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Charlottesville, Virginia is Asian, with 39.10% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Charlottesville, Virginia is Native, with 4.90% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 36.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 45.07%.

Charlottesville, Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.98%
High School24.97%
Some College15.49%
Bachelors or Greater7.90%

Charlottesville, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed63.57%
Male Unemployed22.50%
Female Employed15.37%
Male Employed9.08%

Charlottesville, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Charlottesville, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$59,471$93,251
Families$89,688$125,986
Married Families$110,606-
Non Families$44,215$63,966
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Income by Household Type

Charlottesville, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

31.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.9%

Male Marriage Rate

29.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Charlottesville, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Charlottesville, Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Charlottesville, Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Charlottesville, Virginia Marital Status

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1,677

Number of Veterans

1,509

Male Veterans

168

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam533
Second Gulf War366
First Gulf War273
Korea184
World War II61

Charlottesville, Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+476
65 to 74441
55 to 64315
35 to 54280
18 to 34165

Charlottesville, Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2384.32%
Black4266.24%
Hispanic412.36%
2+ Races131.34%

Charlottesville, Virginia Veterans by Race

Charlottesville, Virginia Veterans by Education

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8.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Charlottesville, Virginia Veterans by Education

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64.5%

Labor Force Participation

61.4%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Charlottesville, Virginia Employment by Age

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Charlottesville, Virginia Employment by Race

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Charlottesville, Virginia 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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48.41%

Born in Charlottesville, Virginia

87.77%

Native Born

12.23%

Foreign Born

7.32%

Non Citizen

4.92%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.77% of Charlottesville, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 48.41% having been born in Virginia. 7.32% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Charlottesville, Virginia Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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