Short Pump, Virginia

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Short Pump, Virginia
Census-designated place
Location of Short Pump, Virginia
Location of Short Pump, Virginia
Richmond is often subdivided into North Side, Southside, East End and West End. Short Pump is in Richmond's "Far West End."
Richmond is often subdivided into North Side, Southside, East End and West End. Short Pump is in Richmond's "Far West End."
Coordinates: 37°39′43″N 77°37′36″W / 37.66194°N 77.62667°W / 37.66194; -77.62667Coordinates: 37°39′43″N 77°37′36″W / 37.66194°N 77.62667°W / 37.66194; -77.62667
Country United States of America
State Virginia
County Henrico
Area
 • Total9.1 sq mi (23.5 km2)
 • Land9.0 sq mi (23.2 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation312 ft (95 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total24,729
 • Density2,700/sq mi (1,100/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code51-72272[1]
GNIS feature ID1495125[2]
 
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Short Pump, Virginia
Census-designated place
Location of Short Pump, Virginia
Location of Short Pump, Virginia
Richmond is often subdivided into North Side, Southside, East End and West End. Short Pump is in Richmond's "Far West End."
Richmond is often subdivided into North Side, Southside, East End and West End. Short Pump is in Richmond's "Far West End."
Coordinates: 37°39′43″N 77°37′36″W / 37.66194°N 77.62667°W / 37.66194; -77.62667Coordinates: 37°39′43″N 77°37′36″W / 37.66194°N 77.62667°W / 37.66194; -77.62667
Country United States of America
State Virginia
County Henrico
Area
 • Total9.1 sq mi (23.5 km2)
 • Land9.0 sq mi (23.2 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation312 ft (95 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total24,729
 • Density2,700/sq mi (1,100/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code51-72272[1]
GNIS feature ID1495125[2]

Short Pump is a census-designated place (CDP) in Henrico County, Virginia, United States. The population was 24,729 at the 2010 census.[3] The area is a result of urban sprawl.

The original village of Short Pump, located at the intersection of Three Chopt Road, Richmond Turnpike and Pouncey Tract Road, was named for the short handled pump beneath the porch of a tavern located there.[citation needed] This area was on the principal route between Richmond and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Thomas Jefferson, the Earl Cornwallis, the Marquis de Lafayette, General Peter Muhlenberg, Stonewall Jackson and Ulric Dahlgren were some of the major people in American history that visited this area.[citation needed]

Short Pump has greatly increased in population and area in recent years,[when?] due to its proximity to Richmond. It has now become part of Richmond's Far West End. In 2003, developers opened Short Pump Town Center, a 1,200,000-square-foot (110,000 m2) open air shopping mall.

Short Pump has many shopping centers and fast-food and upscale restaurants. There is also a skating rink, bowling alley and many neighborhoods under development.

Geography[edit]

Short Pump is located at 37°39′43″N 77°37′36″W / 37.66194°N 77.62667°W / 37.66194; -77.62667 (37.661809, -77.626635).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.1 square miles (23.5 km2), of which 9.0 square miles (23.2 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.3 km2), or 1.33%, is water.[5] Short Pump is bordered to the west by Goochland County, to the north by the Wyndham CDP, to the east by the Innsbrook CDP, and to the south by non-CDP land and by Tuckahoe.[5]

Demographics[edit]

At the 2000 census,[1] there were 182 people, 69 households and 44 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 76.7 per square mile (29.6/km²). There were 77 housing units at an average density of 32.5/sq mi (12.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.76% White, 4.40% from other races, and 3.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.79% of the population.

There were 69 households of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.2% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.30.

26.9% of thepopulation were under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 33.5% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 106.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.8 males.

The median household income was $60,531 and the median family income was $36,375. Males had a median income of $28,155 compared with $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $36,804. None of the population or families were below the poverty line.

Education[edit]

Elementary schools

Middle

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Attractions[edit]

Recently[when?] constructed West Broad Village contains several places to eat, shop and play. The new "village" contains stores such as REI, Home Goods, Whole Foods, Trader Joes, and many more. The restaurants include Keagan's Irish Pub, The Halligan Bar & Grill, Kona Grill, Mimis Café, Jimmy Johns, Longhorn Steakhouse, Bonefish Grill, and The Wine Loft.

Down Broad Street from West Broad Village is Bowl America, located off Pouncey Tract, Regal Cinemas Short Pump, a fourteen-screen movie theater, and SkateNation Plus.

Located in Short Pump Town Center, The Funny Bone Comedy Club features a well-known comedian once a month along with local acts, improv nights, open mic nights, and other special events. Also in Short Pump Town Center are several upscale restaurants and stores including Firebirds, Maggiano's, The Cheesecake Factory, Nordstrom, Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrel. A new 4-Diamond, Hilton Hotel & Spa opened adjacent to Short Pump Town Center with a full-service spa and Shula's America's Steak House.

Neighborhoods in Short Pump[edit]

The boundaries of the Short Pump CDP start on the west at the Goochland County/Henrico County line, then proceed east on Kain Road to Pouncey Tract Road (Virginia State Route 271); north on Pouncey Tract Road to Shady Grove Road; east, then north, on Shady Grove Road to Nuckols Road; southeast and south on Nuckols Road to Interstate 295; southwest on I-295 to Interstate 64; southeast on I-64 to Cox Road; southwest on Cox Road to Three Chopt Road where Cox Road becomes Church Road; southwest, then west, on Church Road to Lauderdale Drive; southwest on Lauderdale Drive to Causeway Drive; northwest on Causeway Drive to its crossing of Wilde Lake; southwest through the center of Wilde Lake to its outlet, Harding Branch; westward down Harding Branch to its outlet at Tuckahoe Creek, which is the Goochland/Henrico County line; then north on the county line back to Kain Road.[5]

Short Pump has several individual neighborhoods:

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