|Districts of the U.S. Virgin Islands|
|Location||United States Virgin Islands|
|Number||2 (administrative districts)|
3 (census districts)
|Populations||3,881 (Saint John) – 42,461 (Saint Thomas (census districts)|
|Areas||19.69 sq mi (51.0 km2) (Saint John) – 83.32 sq mi (215.8 km2) (Saint Croix) (census districts)|
The territorial government of the United States Virgin Islands has for operational purposes established two districts, which include the minor islets nearest to the major islands:
The U.S. Virgin Islands legislature has 15 seats: 7 seats are for the Saint Croix District, 7 seats are for the Saint Thomas and Saint John District, and one seat is for someone who must live in Saint John.
The U.S. Virgin Islands have no municipalities; the only government is for the territory as a whole.
The territory has historically been divided into quarters (which are not one-fourth of anything) and estates. These were used for census purposes until 1980, and estates are commonly used for navigation, writing addresses, and discussing real estate. The U.S. Census uses three districts (Saint Thomas, Saint John, and Saint Croix) as county equivalents.
In more recent census decades, quarters and estates have been replaced by 20 census subdistricts, which were defined by the territorial government as more meaningful given the terrain and current population distribution. These are used as minor civil divisions.
|1||Anna's Hope Village||3,282||4,041||9.89||25.61|
|Charlotte Amalie town||8,194||10,354||1.21||3.13|
|U.S. Virgin Islands||87,146||106,405||134.32||347.89|