Emporia city, VA

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2022 Population
5,680
1.41% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39.9
1.79% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
17.3%
19.3% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$41,442
14.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$129,400
23.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Emporia city, VA had a population of 5.68k people with a median age of 39.9 and a median household income of $41,442. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Emporia city, VA declined from 5,761 to 5,680, a −1.41% decrease and its median household income grew from $36,111 to $41,442, a 14.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Emporia city, VA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (60.3%), White (Non-Hispanic) (23.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (10.7%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.33%), and White (Hispanic) (1.11%).

None of the households in Emporia city, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.8% of the residents in Emporia city, VA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Emporia city, VA was $129,400, and the homeownership rate was 40%.

Most people in Emporia city, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Emporia city, VA was 2 cars per household.

Emporia city, VA borders Greensville County, VA.

Population & Diversity

Emporia city, VA is home to a population of 5.68k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.22% of Emporia city, VA residents were born outside of the country (183 people).

In 2022, there were 2.56 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.43k people) in Emporia city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.34k White (Non-Hispanic) and 607 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.8%
2022 Citizenship
98.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.8% of Emporia city, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Emporia city, VA was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Emporia city, VA
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.43k ± 326
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.34k ± 275
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    607 ± 260
4.68%
Hispanic Population
266 people

In 2022, there were 2.56 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.43k people) in Emporia city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.34k White (Non-Hispanic) and 607 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.68% of the people in Emporia city, VA are hispanic (266 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Emporia city, VA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.22%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
183 people
2.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
150 people

As of 2022, 3.22% of Emporia city, VA residents (183 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Emporia city, VA was 2.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    77 ± 70
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    63 ± 58
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    61 ± 84

Emporia city, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Emporia city, VA employs 2.19k people. The largest industries in Emporia city, VA are Manufacturing (464 people), Retail Trade (371 people), and Public Administration (234 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($107,695), Health Care & Social Assistance ($101,029), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($81,450).

Occupations

2.19k
2022 Value
± 394
0.831%
1 Year growth
± 25.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Emporia city, VA grew at a rate of 0.831%, from 2.17k employees to 2.19k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Emporia city, VA, are Production Occupations (404 people), Sales & Related Occupations (268 people), and Material Moving Occupations (242 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Emporia city, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.19k
2022 Value
± 394
0.831%
1 Year growth
± 25.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Emporia city, VA grew at a rate of 0.831%, from 2.17k employees to 2.19k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Emporia city, VA, are Manufacturing (464 people), Retail Trade (371 people), and Public Administration (234 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Emporia city, VA, though some of these residents may live in Emporia city, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,678
Median earning men ± $9,713
$31,384
Median earning women ± $7,211

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Other Services Except Public Administration ($72,500), Construction ($63,628), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($54,000).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($100,074), Public Administration ($37,074), and Manufacturing ($29,375).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.1M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Virginia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 132
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 80
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 65
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Emporia County, VA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 67.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (31.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.545%).

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.884% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.904% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.71M), Bachelors Degree (1.47M), and Some college (1.4M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Emporia city, VA was $129,400 in 2022, which is 0.459 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $104,500 to $129,400, a 23.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Emporia city, VA is 40%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Emporia city, VA have an average commute time of 23.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Emporia city, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$129,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$23,148
$899
Median Property Taxes
±$222

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Emporia city, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Emporia city, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

40%
Homeownership
2022
62.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 40% of the housing units in Emporia city, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 40.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8902
  2. Census Tract 8901

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Household Income

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$41,442
Median Household Income
± $5,963
2.25k
Number of Households
± 357

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.25k households in Emporia city, VA grew to $41,442 from the previous year's value of $36,111.

The following chart displays the households in Emporia city, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Emporia city, VA is from Virginia.
0.475
2022 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.164% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.2%)
  2. Carpooled (14.8%)
  3. Walked (3.91%)

In 2022, 75.2% of workers in Emporia city, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14.8%) and those who walked to work (3.91%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

23.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Emporia city, VA have a shorter commute time (23.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.752% of the workforce in Emporia city, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Emporia city, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Emporia city, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Emporia city, VA (939 out of 5.42k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Emporia city, VA is Black, followed by Two Or More and White.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

95.3% of the population of Emporia city, VA has health coverage, with 31.7% on employee plans, 39.3% on Medicaid, 12.5% on Medicare, 10.2% on non-group plans, and 1.65% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 43.8% were men and 56.2% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.7% under 18 years, 18.1% between 18 and 34 years, 38.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 16% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 43.8% were men and 56.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.72%
Uninsured
31.7%
Employer Coverage
39.3%
Medicaid
12.5%
Medicare
10.2%
Non-Group
1.65%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Emporia city, VA declined by 36.2% from 7.4% to 4.72%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 225 in Emporia city, VA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 45.7% in Emporia city, VA.

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