Charlottesville demographics profile

StatisticCharlottesvilleVirginiaNational
Population45,5388,310,301318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)4,44519191
Median age30.337.837.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)36%57%55%
Speak English85%84%79%
Speak Spanish5%7%13%
Charlottesville, VA has a population of 45,538 and is the 903rd largest city in the United States. The population density is 4,445 per sq mi which is 2223% higher than the Virginia average and 4806% higher than the national average. The median age in Charlottesville is 30 which is approximately 20% lower than the Virginia average of 38. In Charlottesville, 36% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 85% speak English and 5% speak Spanish. 47% of Charlottesville residents were born in Virginia, 39% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 12% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Charlottesville is 2223% higher than Virginia.
  • The median age in Charlottesville is 20% lower than Virginia.
  • In Charlottesville 70.27% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Charlottesville 18.67% of the population is African American.
  • In Charlottesville 6.95% of the population is Asian.

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Charlottesville population breakdown by race

RaceCharlottesvilleVirginiaNational
Caucasian70.27%68.75%73.35%
African American18.67%19.21%12.63%
Asian6.95%6.05%5.22%
American Indian0.36%0.26%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.14%0.07%0.18%
Mixed race3.22%3.37%3.06%
Other race0.39%2.30%4.75%
In Charlottesville, 5.0% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Charlottesville, VA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).