Powhatan County, VA

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2020 Population
29,253
1.52% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
45.5
0.887% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
4.79%
10.7% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$93,833
5.32% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$291,300
4.33% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Powhatan County, VA had a population of 29.3k people with a median age of 45.5 and a median household income of $93,833. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Powhatan County, VA grew from 28,815 to 29,253, a 1.52% increase and its median household income grew from $89,090 to $93,833, a 5.32% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Powhatan County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.45%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.58%), White (Hispanic) (1.33%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.54%).

None of the households in Powhatan 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.

99% of the residents in Powhatan County, VA are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Powhatan County, VA was $291,300, and the homeownership rate was 92.8%.

Most people in Powhatan County, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 33 minutes. The average car ownership in Powhatan County, VA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Powhatan County, VA is home to a population of 29.3k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.22% of Powhatan County, VA residents were born outside of the country (650 people).

In 2020, there were 9.01 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.9k people) in Powhatan County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.76k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 756 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2020 Citizenship
98.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99% of Powhatan County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Powhatan County, VA was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Powhatan County, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    24.9k ± 201
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.76k ± 173
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    756 ± 212
2.27%
Hispanic Population
664 people

In 2020, there were 9.01 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.9k people) in Powhatan County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.76k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 756 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.27% of the people in Powhatan County, VA are hispanic (664 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

2.22%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
650 people
2.21%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
636 people

As of 2020, 2.22% of Powhatan County, VA residents (650 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 Powhatan County, VA was 2.21%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    812 ± 226
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    640 ± 190
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    329 ± 166

Powhatan County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.27 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Powhatan County, VA employs 13.9k people. The largest industries in Powhatan County, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,815 people), Construction (1,778 people), and Educational Services (1,386 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($87,137), Finance & Insurance ($79,697), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($78,153).

Occupations

13.9k
2020 Value
± 891
4.71%
1 Year growth
± 8.62%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Powhatan County, VA grew at a rate of 4.71%, from 13.3k employees to 13.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Powhatan County, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,827 people), Management Occupations (1,540 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,370 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Powhatan County, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

13.9k
2020 Value
± 891
4.71%
1 Year growth
± 8.62%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Powhatan County, VA grew at a rate of 4.71%, from 13.3k employees to 13.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Powhatan County, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,815 people), Construction (1,778 people), and Educational Services (1,386 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Powhatan County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Powhatan 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

$59,162
Median earning men ± $4,853
$43,785
Median earning women ± $4,764

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($110,781), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($85,565), and Information ($73,179).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($66,458), Public Administration ($62,708), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,023).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 202
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  2. 197
    Construction
  3. 138
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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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.

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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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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Powhatan County, VA went to Donald J. Trump with 71.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (27%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.63%).

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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.823% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.842% 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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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.66M), Some college (1.42M), and Bachelors Degree (1.41M).

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The median property value in Powhatan County, VA was $291,300 in 2020, which is 1.27 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $279,200 to $291,300, a 4.33% increase. The homeownership rate in Powhatan County, VA is 92.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Powhatan County, VA have an average commute time of 33 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Powhatan County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Powhatan County, VA is $93,833. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Powhatan County, VA was Census Tract 5001.02 with a value of $106,875, followed by Census Tract 5003 and Census Tract 5001.01, with respective values of $105,625 and $99,250.

Property

$291,300
Median Property Value 2020
±$10,076
$9,647
Median Property Taxes
±$743

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 Powhatan County, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

92.8%
Homeownership
2020
68%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 92.8% of the housing units in Powhatan County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 90.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5001.02
  2. Census Tract 5003
  3. Census Tract 5001.01

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Powhatan County, VA was Census Tract 5001.02 with a value of $106,875, followed by Census Tract 5003 and Census Tract 5001.01, with respective values of $105,625 and $99,250.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Powhatan 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.
$93,833
Median Household Income
± $5,342
10.4k
Number of Households
± 766

In 2020, the median household income of the 10.4k households in Powhatan County, VA grew to $93,833 from the previous year's value of $89,090.

The following chart displays the households in Powhatan 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 Powhatan 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (82.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.1%)
  3. Carpooled (4.89%)

In 2020, 82.2% of workers in Powhatan County, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.1%) and those who carpooled to work (4.89%).

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

33 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Powhatan County, VA have a longer commute time (33 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.94% of the workforce in Powhatan 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 Powhatan County, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Powhatan County, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

4.79% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Powhatan County, VA (1.28k out of 26.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Powhatan 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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94.7% of the population of Powhatan County, VA has health coverage, with 59.2% on employee plans, 6.07% on Medicaid, 14.5% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 2% 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 Powhatan County, VA see 2432 patients per year on average, which represents a 19% increase from the previous year (2043 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2281 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3295 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,432 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Powhatan County, VA

Primary care physicians in Powhatan County, VA see an average of 2,432 patients per year. This represents a 19% increase from the previous year (2,043 patients).

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.1% under 18 years, 15.6% between 18 and 34 years, 44.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.29%
Uninsured
59.2%
Employer Coverage
6.07%
Medicaid
14.5%
Medicare
12.9%
Non-Group
2%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Powhatan County, VA declined by 12.3% from 6.03% to 5.29%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 56.3 in Powhatan County, VA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 28.3% in Powhatan County, VA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.6% in Powhatan County, VA.

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