Opportunity Zones in Virginia

Virginia has 212 designated opportunity zones, including 207 low-income communities, plus 5 non-low-income contiguous tracts.

Urban vs. Rural

Statewide, rural areas account for just 14 percent of Virginia’s census tracts. Among the state’s 212 opportunity zones, 27 percent are rural.

Urban vs. Rural in Virginia Opportunity Zones

Virginia Opportunity Zones Map

 

Analysis of Virginia’s Opportunity Zones

Characteristics Designated Opportunity Zones Eligible, nondesignated All state tracts
Descriptives (N)
Total number of tracts 212 859 1,907
Low-income communities 207 640 847
Contiguous 5 216 221
Economic (average or average %)
Median household income $42,944 $50,626 $74,308
Poverty rate 22.51% 16.72% 12.47%
Unemployment rate 8.84% 7.56% 6.36%
Housing (average or average %)
Median home value $172,481 $190,010 $284,772
Median rent/month $895 $975 $1,260
Homeownership 48.42% 60.12% 65.39%
Severe rent burden 24.35% 22.99% 20.37%
Vacancy rate 13.07% 12.85% 9.98%
Demographic (average %)
White alone 50.81% 60.56% 63.01%
Black alone 33.90% 25.34% 20.17%
Hispanic 9.80% 7.79% 8.13%
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders alone 2.70% 3.32% 5.54%
Younger than 18 22.49% 20.90% 21.77%
Older than 64 13.12% 15.04% 14.25%
Education (average %)
Age 25+ with high school degree or less 49.19% 46.11% 36.52%
Age 25+ with bachelor’s degree or higher 21.67% 24.23% 36.13%
Socioeconomic change flag (%) 4.25% 2.91% 4.25%
Geography (%)
In a metro area 72.64% 77.30% 85.58%
In a micro area 10.38% 6.17% 4.09%
Non-core-based statistical area (not in a metro nor micro area) 16.98% 16.53% 10.33%

Data Source: Urban Institute

Virginia Counties & Cities

List of counties in Virginia: Accomack, Albemarle, Alexandria, Alleghany, Amelia, Amherst, Appomattox, Arlington, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Bland, Botetourt, Bristol, Brunswick, Buchanan, Buckingham, Buena Vista, Campbell, Caroline, Carroll, Charles City, Charlotte, Charlottesville, Chesapeake, Chesterfield, Clarke, Colonial Heights, Covington, Craig, Culpeper, Cumberland, Danville, Dickenson, Dinwiddie, Emporia, Essex, Fairfax, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fauquier, Floyd, Fluvanna, Franklin, Franklin, Frederick, Fredericksburg, Galax, Giles, Gloucester, Goochland, Grayson, Greene, Greensville, Halifax, Hampton, Hanover, Harrisonburg, Henrico, Henry, Highland, Hopewell, Isle of Wight, James City, King and Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Lee, Lexington, Loudoun, Louisa, Lunenburg, Lynchburg, Madison, Manassas, Manassas Park, Martinsville, Mathews, Mecklenburg, Middlesex, Montgomery, Nelson, New Kent, Newport News, Norfolk, Northampton, Northumberland, Norton, Nottoway, Orange, Page, Patrick, Petersburg, Pittsylvania, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Powhatan, Prince Edward, Prince George, Prince William, Pulaski, Radford, Rappahannock, Richmond, Richmond, Roanoke, Roanoke, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Russell, Salem, Scott, Shenandoah, Smyth, Southampton, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Staunton, Suffolk, Surry, Sussex, Tazewell, Virginia Beach, Warren, Washington, Waynesboro, Westmoreland, Williamsburg, Winchester, Wise, Wythe, York

List of top 150 U.S. cities located in Virginia: Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Richmond, Newport News

Census tracts designated as opportunity zones in Virginia

Website: Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development

State County Census Tract Number Tract Type ACS Data Source
Virginia Accomack 51001090100 Low-Income Community 2012-2016
Virginia Accomack 51001090200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Albemarle 51003010700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Albemarle 51003011302 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Alexandria 51510200102 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Alexandria 51510200104 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Alexandria 51510200303 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Alexandria 51510201203 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Alleghany 51005080202 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Amherst 51009010502 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Appomattox 51011040100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Arlington 51013102701 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Arlington 51013103100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Augusta 51015071200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Bedford 51019030605 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Bedford 51019050100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Bristol 51520020100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Bristol 51520020400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Brunswick 51025930203 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Buchanan 51027010300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Buena Vista 51530930600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Campbell 51031020500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Campbell 51031020900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Caroline 51033030100 Low-Income Community 2012-2016
Virginia Carroll 51035080200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Charlotte 51037930100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Charlottesville 51540000401 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Charlottesville 51540000501 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Chesapeake 51550020300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Chesapeake 51550020500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Chesapeake 51550021403 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Chesterfield 51041100107 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Chesterfield 51041100210 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Chesterfield 51041100407 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Chesterfield 51041100600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Covington 51580060200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Culpeper 51047930400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Cumberland 51049930200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Danville 51590000300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Danville 51590000400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Danville 51590000500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Danville 51590000600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Dickenson 51051040300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Dinwiddie 51053840500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Emporia 51595890100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Essex 51057950700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Fairfax 51059415401 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Fairfax 51059421500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Fairfax 51059421600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Fairfax 51059421800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Fairfax 51059451400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Fairfax 51059451502 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Fairfax 51059452801 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Fairfax 51059481000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Fairfax 51059482100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Fauquier 51061930706 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Franklin 51067020500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Franklin 51620090200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Frederick 51069051102 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Fredericksburg 51630000200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Fredericksburg 51630000500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Galax 51640070101 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Galax 51640070102 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Giles 51071930100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Gloucester 51073100301 Low-Income Community 2012-2016
Virginia Grayson 51077060201 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Greensville 51081880101 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Halifax 51083930301 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Halifax 51083930600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Halifax 51083930800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Hampton 51650010313 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Hampton 51650010314 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Hampton 51650010502 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Hampton 51650010601 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Harrisonburg 51660000101 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Harrisonburg 51660000302 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Henrico 51087200105 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Henrico 51087200106 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Virginia Henrico 51087200303 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Henrico 51087200501 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Henrico 51087200805 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Henrico 51087201501 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Henrico 51087201502 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Virginia Henry 51089010100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Henry 51089010300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Henry 51089010602 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Henry 51089010700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Henry 51089010800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Hopewell 51670820300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Hopewell 51670820600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia James City 51095080102 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia King and Queen 51097950500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Lancaster 51103030200 Low-Income Community 2012-2016
Virginia Lee 51105950500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Lexington 51678930500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Loudoun 51107611501 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Loudoun 51107611700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Lynchburg 51680000500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Lynchburg 51680000600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Lynchburg 51680001400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Lynchburg 51680001600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Manassas 51683910201 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Martinsville 51690000100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Martinsville 51690000200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Mecklenburg 51117930101 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Mecklenburg 51117930200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Montgomery 51121020700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Montgomery 51121020900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Newport News 51700030100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Newport News 51700030400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Newport News 51700030800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Newport News 51700032113 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Newport News 51700032128 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Newport News 51700032225 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Newport News 51700032400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Norfolk 51710001100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Norfolk 51710002500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Norfolk 51710002600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Norfolk 51710002700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Norfolk 51710002900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Norfolk 51710003501 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Norfolk 51710004100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Norfolk 51710004200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Norfolk 51710004700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Norfolk 51710004800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Norfolk 51710005000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Norfolk 51710005701 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Norfolk 51710006502 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Norfolk 51710006800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Norfolk 51710006901 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Norfolk 51710007001 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Northampton 51131930300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Norton 51720960100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Orange 51137110200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Page 51139030100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Petersburg 51730810100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Petersburg 51730811200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Petersburg 51730811300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Pittsylvania 51143010200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Pittsylvania 51143011100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Pittsylvania 51143011400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Portsmouth 51740210200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Portsmouth 51740210500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Portsmouth 51740211400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Portsmouth 51740211700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Portsmouth 51740211800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Portsmouth 51740211900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Portsmouth 51740212000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Portsmouth 51740212100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Prince Edward 51147930201 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Prince George 51149850200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Prince William 51153900201 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Prince William 51153900203 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Prince William 51153900300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Prince William 51153900600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Prince William 51153901008 Low-Income Community 2012-2016
Virginia Prince William 51153901900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Pulaski 51155210300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Radford 51750010102 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Radford 51750010200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Richmond 51159040100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Richmond 51760020200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Richmond 51760020300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Richmond 51760020500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Richmond 51760021100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Richmond 51760030200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Richmond 51760040200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Richmond 51760060200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Richmond 51760060700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Richmond 51760060800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Richmond 51760060900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Richmond 51760061000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Roanoke 51161030201 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Virginia Roanoke 51770000601 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Roanoke 51770000602 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Roanoke 51770001100 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Virginia Roanoke 51770001200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Rockingham 51165010500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Rockingham 51165011700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Russell 51167030401 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Salem 51775010100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Scott 51169030600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Shenandoah 51171040700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Smyth 51173030301 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Smyth 51173030701 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Spotsylvania 51177020202 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Spotsylvania 51177020304 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Spotsylvania 51177020305 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Staunton 51790000200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Staunton 51790000300 Low-Income Community 2012-2016
Virginia Suffolk 51800065400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Sussex 51183870300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Tazewell 51185020200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Tazewell 51185020600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Virginia Beach 51810040200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Virginia Beach 51810041002 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Virginia Beach 51810044200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Virginia Beach 51810044805 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Virginia Beach 51810044806 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Virginia Beach 51810045407 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Virginia Beach 51810045408 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Virginia Beach 51810045604 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Warren 51187020601 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Washington 51191010100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Waynesboro 51820003200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Williamsburg 51830370200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Winchester 51840000100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Wise 51195930900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Wise 51195931300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Wise 51195931400 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Virginia Wise 51195931700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Virginia Wythe 51197050100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015

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