Crozet is part of the Charlottesville Metropolitan Statistical Area.
There were 995 households out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.9% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.07.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 86.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.9 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $46,275, and the median income for a family was $53,125. Males had a median income of $30,805 versus $25,407 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,647. About 1.8% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.
Crozet is served by Western Albemarle High School, J. T. Henley Middle School, Brownsville Elementary School, and Crozet Elementary School. All schools in Crozet are part of Albemarle County Public Schools They are situated along Highway 250 and nearby to Interstate 64.
Western Albemarle High School is a public high school serving the central area of Albemarle County. The school was opened in September 1977. It is situated at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains on a seventy-five acre site and has an approximate enrollment of 1,100 students. The school's athletic moniker is the Yakatopa.
J. T. Henley Middle School is a middle school, located on approximately 30 acres of land, that feeds into Western Albemarle High School. It was first opened in 1966. The school was built using the same blueprints as Jack Jouett Middle School. However after a renovation/addition in 1999, the two schools differ slightly in design. Henley has a capacity of 690 students, although as of 2006 only 597 students were enrolled with 72 faculty members. The school's athletics moniker is the Hornets.
Crozet Elementary School (the newer building) is located in rural Crozet on Crozet Avenue, across the street from the original Crozet Elementary building. Named after Claudius Crozet, the school feeds into J. T. Henley Middle School. Crozet Elementary teaches kindergarten-5th grade. It has about 400 students.
Brownsville Elementary School feeds into J. T. Henley Middle School.
Each year, Crozet holds an Independence Day celebration, which consists of a parade through the downtown area, a carnival in Crozet Park lasting for several days, and a sizeable fireworks show to bring the festivities to a close.
Crozet Park also hosts the semiannual Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival on Mother's Day weekend and the second weekend of October. This event typically features live entertainment and an outdoor barbecue.
The 2007 comedy film Evan Almighty (the sequel to Bruce Almighty) was partially filmed in Crozet. The ark seen in the movie, as well as the set for Evan's neighborhood, was constructed there. The film set was situated on a plot of land across from Western Albemarle High School which later became a housing subdivision.
Crozet is also the setting for author Rita Mae Brown's Mrs. Murphy series.
In 2001, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors approved a framework dubbed the "Crozet Master Plan", developed by local architect groups, in order to regulate development patterns and provide a public forum for discussing the topic. The Master Plan predicts the population of Crozet to grow to at least 12,000 people by the 2020s - over quadruple its current population. These numbers have alarmed long-time residents accustomed to the rural tranquility of Crozet, and over a thousand people have petitioned the county to cut down on the number of planned households.
The Blue Ridge Shopping Centerlocated adjacent to new and expanding major residential communities and along US Route 250 West across from Clover Lawn Shopping Center will be anchored by the first LEED Certified Harris Teeter store. In addition to the Harris Teeter opening projected for 2009, Blue Ridge Shopping Center will include approximately 11,000 SF of small tenant shops and an outparcel which will accommodate a bank.