Mecklenburg County, VA

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2022 Population
30,367
0.0659% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
48.6
0.413% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
18.8%
4.7% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$51,265
10.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$157,800
7.93% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Mecklenburg County, VA had a population of 30.4k people with a median age of 48.6 and a median household income of $51,265. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Mecklenburg County, VA grew from 30,347 to 30,367, a 0.0659% increase and its median household income grew from $46,378 to $51,265, a 10.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Mecklenburg County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (60.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (33.2%), White (Hispanic) (1.97%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.79%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.02%).

None of the households in Mecklenburg 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.

97.8% of the residents in Mecklenburg County, VA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Mecklenburg County, VA was $157,800, and the homeownership rate was 70.9%.

Most people in Mecklenburg County, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Mecklenburg County, VA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Mecklenburg County, VA is home to a population of 30.4k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.51% of Mecklenburg County, VA residents were born outside of the country (1.07k people).

In 2022, there were 1.82 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.3k people) in Mecklenburg County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 599 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.8%
2022 Citizenship
97.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.8% of Mecklenburg County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Mecklenburg County, VA was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Mecklenburg County, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    18.3k ± 24
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    10.1k ± 198
  3. White (Hispanic)
    599 ± 141
3.1%
Hispanic Population
941 people

In 2022, there were 1.82 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.3k people) in Mecklenburg County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 599 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.1% of the people in Mecklenburg County, VA are hispanic (941 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

3.51%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.07k people
3.9%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.18k people

As of 2022, 3.51% of Mecklenburg County, VA residents (1.07k 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 Mecklenburg County, VA was 3.9%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    769 ± 160
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    253 ± 102
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    237 ± 111

Mecklenburg County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Mecklenburg County, VA employs 12.6k people. The largest industries in Mecklenburg County, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,055 people), Retail Trade (1,519 people), and Educational Services (1,330 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($80,208), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,250), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,350).

Occupations

12.6k
2022 Value
± 750
−0.151%
1 Year decline
± 8.62%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Mecklenburg County, VA declined at a rate of −0.151%, from 12.6k employees to 12.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mecklenburg County, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,213 people), Management Occupations (1,209 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,041 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mecklenburg County, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

12.6k
2022 Value
± 750
−0.151%
1 Year decline
± 8.62%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Mecklenburg County, VA declined at a rate of −0.151%, from 12.6k employees to 12.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mecklenburg County, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,055 people), Retail Trade (1,519 people), and Educational Services (1,330 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mecklenburg County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Mecklenburg County, 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

$44,364
Median earning men ± $2,719
$31,790
Median earning women ± $2,872

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($85,469), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,304), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($56,413).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,019), Public Administration ($40,868), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($39,107).

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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. 238
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 210
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 177
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Mecklenburg County, VA went to Donald J. Trump with 57.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (42%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.697%).

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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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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).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mecklenburg County, VA was $157,800 in 2022, which is 0.56 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $146,200 to $157,800, a 7.93% increase. The homeownership rate in Mecklenburg County, VA is 70.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Mecklenburg County, VA have an average commute time of 25.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Mecklenburg County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Mecklenburg County, VA is $51,265. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Mecklenburg County, VA was Census Tract 9303 with a value of $59,268, followed by Census Tract 9307 and Census Tract 9306, with respective values of $58,750 and $56,875.

Property

$157,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,619
$9,240
Median Property Taxes
±$575

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 Mecklenburg County, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

70.9%
Homeownership
2022
63.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.9% of the housing units in Mecklenburg County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9303
  2. Census Tract 9307
  3. Census Tract 9306

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mecklenburg County, VA was Census Tract 9303 with a value of $59,268, followed by Census Tract 9307 and Census Tract 9306, with respective values of $58,750 and $56,875.

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

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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.
$51,265
Median Household Income
± $4,199
13k
Number of Households
± 770

In 2022, the median household income of the 13k households in Mecklenburg County, VA grew to $51,265 from the previous year's value of $46,378.

The following chart displays the households in Mecklenburg 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Mecklenburg County, 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 (82.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (6.59%)
  3. Carpooled (5.39%)

In 2022, 82.9% of workers in Mecklenburg County, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (6.59%) and those who carpooled to work (5.39%).

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

25.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mecklenburg County, VA have a shorter commute time (25.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.47% of the workforce in Mecklenburg County, 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 Mecklenburg County, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Mecklenburg County, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

18.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mecklenburg County, VA (5.51k out of 29.4k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Mecklenburg County, VA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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

92.6% of the population of Mecklenburg County, VA has health coverage, with 38.2% on employee plans, 19.1% on Medicaid, 19% on Medicare, 14.7% on non-group plans, and 1.52% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Mecklenburg County, VA see 2039 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.196% decrease from the previous year (2043 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3068 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1058 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,039 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Mecklenburg County, VA

Primary care physicians in Mecklenburg County, VA see an average of 2,039 patients per year. This represents a 0.196% decrease from the previous year (2,043 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20% under 18 years, 16.9% between 18 and 34 years, 37.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 25.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.4%
Uninsured
38.2%
Employer Coverage
19.1%
Medicaid
19%
Medicare
14.7%
Non-Group
1.52%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mecklenburg County, VA declined by 10.2% from 8.24% to 7.4%.

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

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 101 in Mecklenburg County, VA.

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Health Behaviors

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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 42.5% in Mecklenburg County, VA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12% in Mecklenburg County, VA.

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