University Center, Virginia

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Population in 2010: 3,586.
Males: 1,962  (54.7%)
Females: 1,624  (45.3%)
Median resident age:

31.5 years
Virginia median age:

38.2 years
Estimated median household income in 2017: $135,842
University Center:

$135,842
VA:

$71,535

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $52,417

University Center CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $508,800
University Center:

$508,800
VA:

$273,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $547,308; detached houses: $636,777; townhouses or other attached units: $424,368; in 2-unit structures: $327,581; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $280,691; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $270,242; mobile homes: $54,353

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,725.

March 2019 cost of living index in University Center: 166.0 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.4%
(3.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 2.9% for Black residents, 9.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in University Center, VA (2017)
    • 1,99645.2%White alone
    • 89320.2%Asian alone
    • 76017.2%Hispanic
    • 47910.9%Black alone
    • 3177.2%Two or more races
    • 170.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 50.1%American Indian alone

Races in University Center detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: Egyptian (7.0%), German (6.7%), American (6.7%), Irish (3.6%), Sudanese (3.1%), English (2.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

1,383 residents are foreign born (10.0% Latin America, 7.4% Africa).

This place:

31.3%
Virginia:

100.0%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reston, VA (8.8 miles , pop. 56,407).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Washington, DC (25.2 miles , pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (138.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Countryside, VA (1.4 miles ),
Ashburn, VA (1.6 miles ),
Dulles Town Center, VA (1.7 miles ),
Lansdowne, VA (1.7 miles ),
Cascades, VA (1.8 miles ),
Sterling, VA (1.9 miles ),
Sugarland Run, VA (2.0 miles ),
Moorefield Station, VA (2.2 miles)

Latitude: 39.06 N, Longitude: 77.44 W

Distribution of median household income in University Center, VA in 2017
Distribution of house value in University Center, VA in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.5%
Virginia:

3.0%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 83.4. This is about average.

City:

83.4
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.293. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.293
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.27. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.27
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.774. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.774
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 16.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.87. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.87
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

University Center-area historical tornado activity is above Virginia state average. It is 7% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/24/2001, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.2 miles away from the University Center place center injured 2 people and caused $2 million in damages.

On 9/5/1979, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.2 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

University Center-area historical earthquake activity is near Virginia state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 229.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 115.6 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 104.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 263.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 116.5 miles away from the city center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 96.3 miles away from University Center center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Loudoun County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near University Center:

  • INOVA LOUDOUN HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; LEESBURG, VA)
  • ACTUAL CARE HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; LEESBURG, VA)
  • ADVANCE HOME HEALTH CARE, LLC (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; STERLING, VA)
  • CDC - STERLING/DULLES (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; STERLING, VA)
  • JOHNSON CNTR/FALCONS LANDING (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; STERLING, VA)
  • TRANS-CARE HOME HEALTH LLC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; STERLING, VA)
  • NORVA HOME HEALTH CARE, LLC (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; HERNDON, VA)

Amtrak stations near University Center:

  • 8 miles: DULLES INTERNATIONAL AP'T (HERNDON, DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: ROCKVILLE (HUNGERFORD DR. & PARK ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to University Center:

  • Stratford University (about 15 miles; Fairfax, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,570)
  • Montgomery College (about 16 miles; Rockville, MD; FT enrollment: 17,999)
  • George Mason University (about 18 miles; Fairfax, VA; FT enrollment: 26,002)
  • Northern Virginia Community College (about 20 miles; Annandale, VA; FT enrollment: 35,721)
  • Medtech Institute (about 20 miles; Falls Church, VA; FT enrollment: 2,900)
  • Marymount University (about 20 miles; Arlington, VA; FT enrollment: 3,361)
  • American University (about 21 miles; Washington, DC; FT enrollment: 9,850)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: University Center Industrial Park (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Broad Run (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in University Center: Bles Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Loudoun County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.2 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

51.5%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.7%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

For population 15 years and over in University Center:

Marital status in University Center, VA
  • Never married: 41.3%
  • Now married: 45.8%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 1.7%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

For population 25 years and over in University Center:

  • High school or higher: 92.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 46.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
Virginia average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - University Center
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for University Center, VA (based on Loudoun County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic45,6876
Other34,24131
Mainline Protestant22,08051
Evangelical Protestant17,31484
Orthodox3002
Black Protestant1992
None192,490-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 48
This county:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Loudoun County:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 28
Loudoun County:

1.01 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 52
This county:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 189
Loudoun County:

6.81 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Loudoun County:

6.0%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

23.0%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Loudoun County:

19.2%
Virginia:

18.6%

9.89% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($96,350 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.89%
Virginia average:

9.50%

0.33% of residents moved from foreign countries ($4,065 average AGI)
Loudoun County:

0.33%
Virginia average:

0.18%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Fairfax County, VA  3.62% ($104,678 average AGI)
from Prince William County, VA  0.47% ($81,642)
from Montgomery County, MD  0.33% ($88,539)


8.28% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($97,417 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.28%
Virginia average:

9.76%

0.32% of residents moved to foreign countries ($4,157 average AGI)
Loudoun County:

0.32%
Virginia average:

0.17%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Fairfax County, VA  1.75% ($89,175 average AGI)
to Prince William County, VA  0.44% ($72,716)
to Arlington County, VA  0.28% ($98,684)

Strongest AM radio stations in University Center:

  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WUST (1120 AM; daytime; 20 kW; WASHINGTON, DC)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WTNT (570 AM; 5 kW; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WAGE (1200 AM; 5 kW; LEESBURG, VA; Owner: RADIO WAGE, INC.)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WTRI (1520 AM; daytime; 17 kW; BRUNSWICK, MD; Owner: JMK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMAL (630 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in University Center:

  • W228BA (93.5 FM; LEESBURG, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WJFK-FM (106.7 FM; MANASSAS, VA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF WASHINGTON, DC)
  • WARW (94.7 FM; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WJZW (105.9 FM; WOODBRIDGE, VA; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WIHT (99.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WINC-FM (92.5 FM; WINCHESTER, VA; Owner: MID ATLANTIC NETWORK, INC.)
  • WASH (97.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WRQX (107.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WHUR-FM (96.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WWDC-FM (101.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMZQ-FM (98.7 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WKYS (93.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WFRE (99.9 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W219BX (91.7 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • WGTS (91.9 FM; TAKOMA PARK, MD; Owner: COLUMBIA UNION COLLEGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WETA (90.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: GREATER WASHINGTON EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSN.)
  • WPER (89.9 FM; CULPEPER, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO INC.)
  • WWVZ (103.9 FM; BRADDOCK HEIGHTS, MD; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WAVA (105.1 FM; ARLINGTON, VA; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WGMS-FM (103.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around University Center:

  • WTTG (Channel 5; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WJLA-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ACC LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WUSA (Channel 9; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE DETROIT NEWS, INC.)
  • WETA-TV (Channel 26; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE GREATER WASHINGTON ED TELECOMM. ASSOC)
  • WNVC (Channel 56; FAIRFAX, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDCA (Channel 20; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WHUT-TV (Channel 32; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WBDC-TV (Channel 50; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WBDC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRC-TV (Channel 4; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WRC-TV), INC.)
  • WFPT (Channel 62; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WPXW (Channel 66; MANASSAS, VA; Owner: PAXSON WASHINGTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBFF (Channel 45; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CHESAPEAKE TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNUV (Channel 54; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE (WNUV-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • W28BY (Channel 63; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFORMATION SUPER STATION, L.L.C.)
  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WNVT (Channel 53; GOLDVEIN, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUTB (Channel 24; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W42BE (Channel 42; FAIRFAX, VA; Owner: FAIRFAX LOW POWER CO.)
  • W52AS (Channel 52; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WZDC-LP (Channel 64; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ONDA CAPITAL, INC.)
  • WMDO-CA (Channel 30; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
University Center fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

University Center fatal accident list:

Feb 13, 2010 06:27 AM, Sr-7, Lat: 39.049453, Lon: -77.436619, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 98ft / 29.6mTotal length
  • $500,000Total costs
  • 239,472Total average daily traffic
  • 6,202Total average daily truck traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in University Center, VA
  • 80.9%Utility gas
  • 13.2%Electricity
  • 5.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in University Center, VA
  • 68.0%Utility gas
  • 28.5%Electricity
  • 1.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%No fuel used


University Center compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

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  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Pakistan (population 500+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income and median resident age less than 35"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Middle Africa (population 500+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Vietnam (population 500+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Bolivia (population 500+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Hungary (population 500+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 100 most racially diverse cities"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Iran (population 500+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in South Central Asia (population 500+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Ghana (population 500+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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