Southampton County, VA

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2022 Population
18,003
0.139% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
47
0.424% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
8.36%
23.1% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$67,813
4.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$199,700
9.07% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Southampton County, VA had a population of 18k people with a median age of 47 and a median household income of $67,813. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Southampton County, VA declined from 18,028 to 18,003, a −0.139% decrease and its median household income grew from $65,079 to $67,813, a 4.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Southampton County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (61%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (30%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.67%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.29%), and White (Hispanic) (0.772%).

None of the households in Southampton 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.

100% of the residents in Southampton County, VA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Southampton County, VA was $199,700, and the homeownership rate was 77%.

Most people in Southampton County, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 33.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Southampton County, VA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Southampton County, VA is home to a population of 18k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.12% of Southampton County, VA residents were born outside of the country (201 people).

In 2022, there were 2.03 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11k people) in Southampton County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.02k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

100%
2022 Citizenship
100%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 100% of Southampton County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Southampton County, VA was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Southampton County, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    11k ± 59
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.4k ± 323
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.02k ± 323
2.19%
Hispanic Population
395 people

In 2022, there were 2.03 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11k people) in Southampton County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.02k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.19% of the people in Southampton County, VA are hispanic (395 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.12%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
201 people
0.899%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
162 people

As of 2022, 1.12% of Southampton County, VA residents (201 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 Southampton County, VA was 0.899%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    546 ± 144
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    475 ± 162
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    374 ± 121

Southampton County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Southampton County, VA employs 7.84k people. The largest industries in Southampton County, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,224 people), Public Administration (870 people), and Retail Trade (853 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($97,596), Utilities ($85,288), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($77,297).

Occupations

7.84k
2022 Value
± 591
0.487%
1 Year growth
± 10.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Southampton County, VA grew at a rate of 0.487%, from 7.8k employees to 7.84k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Southampton County, VA, are Management Occupations (865 people), Sales & Related Occupations (704 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (641 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Southampton County, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.84k
2022 Value
± 591
0.487%
1 Year growth
± 10.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Southampton County, VA grew at a rate of 0.487%, from 7.8k employees to 7.84k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Southampton County, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,224 people), Public Administration (870 people), and Retail Trade (853 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Southampton County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Southampton 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

$50,655
Median earning men ± $4,949
$36,330
Median earning women ± $2,996

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($76,099), Wholesale Trade ($75,250), and Manufacturing ($63,125).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($55,625), Public Administration ($55,096), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,912).

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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%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 61
    Manufacturing
  2. 56
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  3. 40
    Wholesale Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Southampton County, VA went to Donald J. Trump with 58.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (40.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.889%).

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.

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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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Race

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 Southampton County, VA was $199,700 in 2022, which is 0.708 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $183,100 to $199,700, a 9.07% increase. The homeownership rate in Southampton County, VA is 77%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Southampton County, VA have an average commute time of 33.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Southampton County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Southampton County, VA is $67,813. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Southampton County, VA was Census Tract 2002 with a value of $75,865, followed by Census Tract 2001 and Census Tract 2005, with respective values of $69,600 and $54,886.

Property

$199,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,978
$5,265
Median Property Taxes
±$473

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

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Rent vs Own

77%
Homeownership
2022
68.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77% of the housing units in Southampton County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2002
  2. Census Tract 2001
  3. Census Tract 2005

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Southampton County, VA was Census Tract 2002 with a value of $75,865, followed by Census Tract 2001 and Census Tract 2005, with respective values of $69,600 and $54,886.

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

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Household Income

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$67,813
Median Household Income
± $7,247
6.84k
Number of Households
± 556

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.84k households in Southampton County, VA grew to $67,813 from the previous year's value of $65,079.

The following chart displays the households in Southampton 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 Southampton 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 (80.2%)
  2. Carpooled (10.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.43%)

In 2022, 80.2% of workers in Southampton County, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.3%) and those who worked at home (5.43%).

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

33.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Southampton County, VA have a longer commute time (33.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.75% of the workforce in Southampton 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 Southampton County, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Southampton County, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.36% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Southampton County, VA (1.38k out of 16.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Southampton 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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Health

94% of the population of Southampton County, VA has health coverage, with 40.8% on employee plans, 20% on Medicaid, 15.8% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 4.35% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.8% under 18 years, 16.1% between 18 and 34 years, 41% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.04%
Uninsured
40.8%
Employer Coverage
20%
Medicaid
15.8%
Medicare
13%
Non-Group
4.35%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Southampton County, VA grew by 11% from 5.44% to 6.04%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 76.2 in Southampton County, 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 39.7% in Southampton County, VA.

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