Living in Charlottesville, VA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Charlottesville SnackAbility

8
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
5
Diversity
8.5
Safety
5
Amenities
9.5
Education
8.5
Commute
9

Charlottesville, VA Crime Report

1,335
Total Crimes
2,747.8
Total Crimes / 100k People
6.98%
Above National Average

Charlottesville, VA Cost Of Living

112
Charlottesville's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average

Charlottesville, Virginia Info Snack

Charlottesville, colloquially known as Cville by locals, is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 2016, an estimated 46,912 people lived within the city limits. It is the county seat of Albemarle County, which surrounds the city, though the two are separate legal entities. This means a Charlottesville resident will list the City of Charlottesville as both their county and city on official paperwork. It is named after the British Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the City of Charlottesville with the County of Albemarle for statistical purposes, bringing its steadily growing population to approximately 150,000. Charlottesville is the heart of the Charlottesville metropolitan area, which includes Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene and Nelson counties.
Population
47,042
Unemployment
4.1%
Poverty
24.6%
Median Home
$283,800
Median Income
$58,933
Median Rent
$1,118

Charlottesville, VA Photos

Rankings for Charlottesville in Virginia

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Map Of Charlottesville, VA

Population over time in Charlottesville

Year Population % Change
2017 47,042 1.2%
2016 46,487 2.1%
2015 45,538 1.0%
2014 45,084 1.3%
2013 44,505 1.9%
2012 43,663 1.0%
2011 43,223 1.1%
2010 42,758 1.2%
2009 42,267 -
Crime/100k Charlottesville VA USA
Violent Crime 358.1 200.0 368.9
Murder 2.1 4.6 5.0
Robbery 61.7 42.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 220.2 118.7 246.8
Property Crime 2389.6 1665.8 2199.5
Burglary 238.8 182.8 376.0
Larceny 1978.0 1356.4 1594.6
Car Theft 172.9 126.5 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Charlottesville

White
65.7% (30,923)
African American
18.6% (8,773)
American Indian
0.3% (129)
Asian
7.1% (3,356)
Hawaiian
0.0% (23)
Other
0.1% (44)
Two Or More
2.7% (1,263)
Hispanic
5.4% (2,531)
Race Charlottesville VA USA
White 65.7% 62.2% 61.1%
African American 18.6% 18.8% 12.3%
American Indian 0.3% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 7.1% 6.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.3% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.7% 3.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 5.4% 9.2% 17.8%

Household Income For Charlottesville, Virginia

Less than $10,000
11.4% (535,550)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.0% (233,276)
$15,000 to $24,999
8.0% (374,051)
$25,000 to $34,999
7.7% (361,667)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.6% (593,427)
$50,000 to $74,999
14.7% (692,500)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.2% (526,199)
$100,000 to $149,999
15.0% (706,906)
$150,000 to $199,999
5.8% (271,945)
$200,000 or more
8.7% (408,676)
Income Charlottesville VA USA
Less than $10,000 11.4% 5.3% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.0% 3.7% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 8.0% 7.4% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 7.7% 7.7% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.6% 11.3% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 14.7% 16.7% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.2% 12.9% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 15.0% 16.8% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 5.8% 8.2% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 8.7% 10.1% 7.0%

Gender in Charlottesville

Female
51.5% (24,211)
Male
48.5% (22,830)
Gender Charlottesville VA USA
Female 51.5% 50.8% 50.8%
Male 48.5% 49.2% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Charlottesville for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
5.0% (2,352)
9-12th Grade
5.0% (2,352)
High School / GED
19.0% (8,937)
Some College
15.0% (7,056)
Associate's Degree
4.0% (1,881)
Bachelor's Degree
25.0% (11,760)
Master's Degree
15.0% (7,056)
Professional Degree
6.0% (2,822)
Doctorate Degree
6.0% (2,822)
Education Charlottesville VA USA
< 9th Grade 5.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 5.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 19.0% 24.0% 27.0%
Some College 15.0% 19.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 4.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 25.0% 22.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 15.0% 12.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 6.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 6.0% 2.0% 1.0%

3 Reviews & Comments About Charlottesville


HomeSnacks User

great town! perfect family area for raising children. The view of the mountains in some places are crazy amazing. great restaurants and the downtown is amazing. its a great city thats not too large

love wild wing cafe! its in a great spot. love that its a great family experience. I love the views in from pantops. its also great location for anywhere youd like to go with mountains and wineries


HomeSnacks User

Charlottesville is a wonderful city. It's not too small and not too big. The people here are very friendly and intelligent. Being a university town, Charlottesville is always lively and has something to do. You can grab a bite to eat at one of the many delicious restaurants, go out dancing, take a hike in the mountains, visit a winery, and do many other things. The schools are great for those living here who have kids. To top it all off, a recent survey rated it as one of the happiest towns in America!

Most of the places to eat have excellent food. Charlottesville is great for wineries and breweries in particular if that strikes your fancy. The only bad thing is that it can sometimes be busy with university football game traffic and the people can be a little pretentious at times.


HomeSnacks User

Charlottesville is an amazing city nestled near the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. It is home to the University of Virginia, one of the top public universities in the country, and the city has so many amazing things to offers for people of all ages.

The foodie scene in Charlottesville is incredible. No visit is complete without a visit to Bellaire Market, which doubles as a gas station. Also, be sure not to miss the hundreds of vineyards that exist throughout the city.

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