Charlottesville, Virginia metropolitan area

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Location of the Charlottesville Metropolitan Statistical Area in Virginia

The Charlottesville Metropolitan Statistical Area is a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in Virginia as defined by the United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB). As of 2012, the Charlottesville MSA had a population of 206,615.[1]

MSA components[edit]

Note: Since a state constitutional change in 1871, all cities in Virginia are independent cities that are not located in any county. The OMB considers these independent cities to be county-equivalents for the purpose of defining MSAs in Virginia.

Four counties and one independent city are included in the Charlottesville Metropolitan Statistical Area.[2]

Communities[edit]

Places with more than 40,000 inhabitants[edit]

Places with 1,000 to 10,000 inhabitants[edit]

Places with less than 1,000 inhabitants[edit]

Unincorporated places[edit]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 174,021 people, 67,575 households, and 42,840 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 80.77% White, 14.07% African American, 0.16% Native American, 2.68% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.80% from other races, and 1.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.23% of the population.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $42,166, and the median income for a family was $50,225. Males had a median income of $32,974 versus $26,579 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $21,574.

Politics[edit]

The Charlottesville area leans towards the Democratic party. Like many college towns, the city of Charlottesville is a Democratic stronghold, while the rural areas outside of Charlottesville and Albemarle County are more conservative.

The Charlottesville area is located in Virginia's 5th congressional district, represented by Robert Hurt. The district has a Cook PVI of R+5. The previous representative, Tom Perriello, is a resident of the town of Ivy, located in Albemarle county just west of Charlottesville.

Presidential election results
Year GOP DEM Others
2008 39.6% 39,701 59.2% 59,247 1.2% 1.208
2004 47.4% 39,928 51.5% 43,374 1.2% 909
2000 48.7% 33,575 45.7% 32,129 6.4% 4,524
1996 45.0% 27,115 48.0% 28,903 6.9% 4,178
1992 41.4% 25,834 45.9% 28,644 12.7% 7,979
1988 54.6% 28,117 44.2% 22,767 1.3% 653
1984 59.3% 28,642 40.2% 19.142 0.5% 247
1980 48.2% 21,504 42.4% 18,918 9.6% 4,213
1976 49.9% 19,664 48.9% 18,892 2.2% 872
1972 61.6% 19,222 36.7% 11,452 1.8% 551
1968 48.4% 13.012 30.0% 8,030 21.7% 5,841
1964 46.6% 10,023 52.9% 11,370 0.5% 98
1960 54.1% 8,897 45.0% 7,404 0.9% 149

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]. Weldon Cooper Official Population Estimates Retrieved February 2013
  2. ^ "Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Components" (TXT). Metropolitan statistical areas and metropolitan divisions defined by the Office of Management and Budget, November 2007. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2008-06-24. Retrieved 2008-09-01. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.