University Center, VA

83% of University Center residents live within a 10-minute walk of a park.
Median City, 100 most populous U.S. cities: 74%
Median City, all urban cities and towns in U.S.: 55%

We’re working to ensure that every person, in every neighborhood, in every city across America has a quality park within a 10-minute walk of home.

University Center residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park
The average distance most people are willing to walk to reach a destination is 10-minutes or roughly half a mile. The 10-minute walk standard helps us examine the availability of parks close to home.
By Age (%)
Children (0 - 19)
82
Adults (20 - 64)
83
Seniors (65+)
83
By Income (%)
High Income
81
Middle Income
83
Low Income
83
By Race/Ethnicity (%)
Native American*
75
Asian*
82
Black*
83
Hispanic
83
Pacific Islander*
100
White*
82
2 or More Races*
83
Other*
84
*Excludes those who report Hispanic origin (which is captured separately from race by the U.S. Census).
22% of University Center’s land is used for parks and recreation.
National median 15%
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