Lunenburg County, VA

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2020 Population
12,294
0.0977% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
44.5
1.77% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
14.9%
9.29% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$45,884
3.57% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$123,900
3.68% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
4,692
1.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Lunenburg County, VA had a population of 12.3k people with a median age of 44.5 and a median household income of $45,884. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Lunenburg County, VA grew from 12,282 to 12,294, a 0.0977% increase and its median household income grew from $44,303 to $45,884, a 3.57% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lunenburg County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (59%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (33.7%), Other (Hispanic) (2.66%), White (Hispanic) (2.07%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.61%).

None of the households in Lunenburg County, 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.

98.1% of the residents in Lunenburg County, VA are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Lunenburg County, VA was $123,900, and the homeownership rate was 71.3%. Most people in Lunenburg County, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31 minutes. The average car ownership in Lunenburg County, VA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Lunenburg County, VA is home to a population of 12.3k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.04% of Lunenburg County, VA residents were born outside of the country (374 people).

In 2020, there were 1.75 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.26k people) in Lunenburg County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.14k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 327 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lunenburg County, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.26k ± 26
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.14k ± 82
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    327 ± 234
5.18%
Hispanic Population
637 people

In 2020, there were 1.75 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.26k people) in Lunenburg County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.14k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 327 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.18% of the people in Lunenburg County, VA are hispanic (637 people).

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.04%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
374 people
6.07%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
745 people

As of 2020, 3.04% of Lunenburg County, VA residents (374 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lunenburg County, VA was 6.07%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

45
Median Native-Born Age
± 2
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 13.8

In 2020, the median age of all people in Lunenburg County, VA was 44.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Lunenburg County, VA are getting getting younger. In 2019, the average age of all Lunenburg County, VA residents was 45.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    109,267 ± 8,063 people
  2. India
    94,596 ± 7,509 people
  3. Mexico
    56,409 ± 5,812 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 109,267 Virginia residents, followed by India with 94,596 and Mexico with 56,409.

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Citizenship

98.1%
2020 Citizenship
96.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.1% of Lunenburg County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Lunenburg County, VA was 96.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    418 ± 104
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    125 ± 63
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    115 ± 66

Lunenburg County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.34 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Virginia, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Virginia (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Virginia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Lunenburg County, VA is $45,884. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lunenburg County, VA was Census Tract 9303 with a value of $52,188, followed by Census Tract 9301 and Census Tract 9302, with respective values of $45,179 and $43,710.

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $60,365. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Lunenburg County, VA employs 4.69k people. The largest industries in Lunenburg County, VA are Retail Trade (666 people), Manufacturing (572 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (545 people), and the highest paying industries are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($68,348), Utilities ($67,024), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,298).

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,884
2020 value
± $5,418
3.57%
1 Year Growth
± 13.9%

Households in Lunenburg County, VA have a median annual income of $45,884, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,303 in 2019, which represents a 3.57% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$80,381
Average Male Salary in Virginia
± $1,440
$60,365
Average Female Salary in Virginia
± $1,133

In 2020, full-time male employees in Virginia made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Virginia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Virginia
  1. Asian
    $76,850 ± $3,561
  2. White
    $66,712 ± $1,098
  3. Two or More Races
    $54,027 ± $3,581

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.15 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Virginia.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lunenburg County, VA is from Virginia.
0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.479
2019 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2020, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.181% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Virginia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9303
  2. Census Tract 9301
  3. Census Tract 9302

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lunenburg County, VA was Census Tract 9303 with a value of $52,188, followed by Census Tract 9301 and Census Tract 9302, with respective values of $45,179 and $43,710.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lunenburg County, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 35 - 44
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lunenburg County, VA (1.69k out of 11.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 75+ and then Males 55 - 64.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. Black
    1,006 ± 201
  2. White
    661 ± 158
  3. Two Or More
    10 ± 101

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

4.69k
2020 Value
± 482
1.3%
1 Year growth
± 14.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lunenburg County, VA grew at a rate of 1.3%, from 4.63k employees to 4.69k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lunenburg County, VA, are Production Occupations (470 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (449 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (406 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lunenburg County, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lunenburg County, VA, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (470 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (449 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (406 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lunenburg County, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (4.56 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.15 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.18 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lunenburg County, VA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($108,095), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($107,639), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($68,884).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.69k
2020 Value
± 482
1.3%
1 Year growth
± 14.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lunenburg County, VA grew at a rate of 1.3%, from 4.63k employees to 4.69k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lunenburg County, VA, are Retail Trade (666 people), Manufacturing (572 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (545 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lunenburg County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Lunenburg County, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Lunenburg County, VA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (666 people), Manufacturing (572 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (545 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lunenburg County, VA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.82 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.91 times), and Public Administration (2.06 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lunenburg County, VA, by median earnings, are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($68,348), Utilities ($67,024), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,298).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $37.3B
  2. $28.7B
  3. $25.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $37.3B, followed by Electronics ($28.7B) and Machinery ($25.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$325B
2020 Value in Virginia
$612B
Projected 2050 Value in Virginia
88.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Virginia trade was $325B. This is expected to increase 88.1% to $612B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $25B
  2. $18.9B
  3. $13.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $25B, followed by Maryland with $18.9B and Pennsylvania and $13.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lunenburg County, VA went to Donald J. Trump with 58.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (40.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.666%). The most partisan county was Petersburg County, VA with 87.7% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Lunenburg County, VA
58.9% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Virginia
  1. 87.7% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  2. 87.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 85.5% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Virginia was Petersburg County, VA with 87.7% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Virginia colored by their party leaning.

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Virginia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lunenburg County, VA was $123,900 in 2020, which is 0.539 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $119,500 to $123,900, a 3.68% increase. The homeownership rate in Lunenburg County, VA is 71.3%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Lunenburg County, VA have an average commute time of 31 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lunenburg County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$123,900
2020 Median
± $14,524
$119,500
2019 Median
± $13,603

In 2020, the median property value in Lunenburg County, VA grew to to $123,900 from the previous year's value of $119,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lunenburg County, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lunenburg County, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$45,884
Median Household Income
± $5,418
4.47k
Number of Households
± 438

In 2020, the median household income of the 4.47k households in Lunenburg County, VA grew to $45,884 from the previous year's value of $44,303.

The following chart displays the households in Lunenburg County, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lunenburg County, VA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lunenburg County, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

71.3%
2020 Homeownership
71.8%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 71.3% of the housing units in Lunenburg County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lunenburg County, VA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

31 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lunenburg County, VA have a longer commute time (31 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.77% of the workforce in Lunenburg County, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (83.1%)
  2. Carpooled (6.59%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.58%)

In 2020, 83.1% of workers in Lunenburg County, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.59%) and those who worked at home (4.58%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

92.1% of the population of Lunenburg County, VA has health coverage, with 41.1% on employee plans, 17.6% on Medicaid, 18.9% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 2.57% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Virginia was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Lunenburg County, VA see 6043 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.23% decrease from the previous year (6118 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3049 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1524 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Nottoway County and Bristol city have the highest prevalence of diabetes (22.5%). Additionally, King and Queen County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (48.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

6,043 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lunenburg County, VA

Primary care physicians in Lunenburg County, VA see an average of 6,043 patients per year. This represents a 1.23% decrease from the previous year (6,118 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lunenburg County, VA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,556
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Virginia
$4,218
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$7,361
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$9,677
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.42%, from $7,306 to $7,556.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.87%
Uninsured
41.1%
Employer Coverage
17.6%
Medicaid
18.9%
Medicare
12%
Non-Group
2.57%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lunenburg County, VA declined by 26.7% from 10.7% to 7.87%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lunenburg County, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 22.5% prevalence
  2. 22.5% prevalence
  3. 20.3% prevalence

Nottoway County and Bristol city have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Virginia, at 22.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Virginia by county over multiple years.

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