Benns Church, Virginia

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Population in 2010: 872.
Males: 570  (65.5%)
Females: 302  (34.5%)
Median resident age:

49.1 years
Virginia median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 23314, 23430.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $76,218
Benns Church:

$76,218
VA:

$76,456

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $38,409

Benns Church CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $282,138
Benns Church:

$282,138
VA:

$288,800

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,037.

March 2019 cost of living index in Benns Church: 86.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 19.2%
(17.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.9% for Black residents)

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  • Races in Benns Church, VA (2019)
    • 34662.2%White alone
    • 12322.1%Black alone
    • 346.1%Two or more races
    • 295.2%Asian alone
    • 193.4%American Indian alone

Races in Benns Church detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: American (30.1%), English (11.7%), German (7.4%), Scotch-Irish (6.7%), African (1.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 44 feet

16 residents are foreign born (0.4% Africa).

This place:

2.9%
Virginia:

12.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,334 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $208 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Newport News, VA (10.8 miles , pop. 180,150).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Norfolk, VA (18.4 miles , pop. 234,403).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (225.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Carrollton, VA (1.2 miles ),
Smithfield, VA (1.8 miles ),
Deerfield, VA (3.1 miles),
Newport News, VA (3.3 miles ),
Rushmere, VA (3.3 miles ),
Palmyra, VA (3.5 miles),
Windsor, VA (3.5 miles ),
Suffolk, VA (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 36.94 N, Longitude: 76.59 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 757

Distribution of median household income in Benns Church, VA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Benns Church, VA in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.8%
Virginia:

4.6%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 57.5. This is better than average.

City:

57.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.233. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.233
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 5.04. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.04
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.469. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.469
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.08. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.08
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.00176. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00176
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Benns Church-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 18% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/5/1979, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.6 miles away from the Benns Church place center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/28/2008, a category F3 tornado 16.8 miles away from the place center injured 200 people and caused $30 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Benns Church-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Virginia state average. It is 61% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 100.1 miles away from Benns Church center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 85.3 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 101.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 103.1 miles away from Benns Church center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 251.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/24/2011 at 00:04:36, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 ML) earthquake occurred 101.1 miles away from Benns Church center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Isle of Wight County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 9, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tropical Depressions: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Benns Church:

  • RIVERSIDE CONVALESCENT CENTER-SMITHFIELD (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; SMITHFIELD, VA)
  • HUNTINGTON CONV CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; NEWPORT NEWS, VA)
  • THE NEWPORT (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; NEWPORT NEWS, VA)
  • JAMES RIVER CONV CTR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; NEWPORT NEWS, VA)
  • JAMES RIVER CONVALESCENT CENTE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; NEWPORT NEWS, VA)
  • NEWPORT NEWS GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 10 miles away; NEWPORT NEWS, VA)
  • DAVITA - NEWPORT NEWS (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; NEWPORT NEWS, VA)

Amtrak stations near Benns Church:

  • 10 miles: NEWPORT NEWS (9304 WARWICK BLVD.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 18 miles: NORFOLK (MONTICELLO AVE. & VA. BEACH BLVD.) - Bus Station . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Operable nuclear power plants near Benns Church:

  • 11 miles: Surry 1 and 2 in Newport News, VA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benns Church:

  • Christopher Newport University (about 11 miles; Newport News, VA; Full-time enrollment: 5,061)
  • Thomas Nelson Community College (about 13 miles; Hampton, VA; FT enrollment: 7,056)
  • Hampton University (about 15 miles; Hampton, VA; FT enrollment: 4,494)
  • Old Dominion University (about 16 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 19,825)
  • Tidewater Community College (about 18 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 20,975)
  • Norfolk State University (about 19 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 6,032)
  • ECPI University (about 24 miles; Virginia Beach, VA; FT enrollment: 10,694)

Public elementary/middle school in Benns Church:

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Notable location: Smithfield Downs Golf Course (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Benns Church include: Bethany Church (A), Saint Lukes Church (B), Mount Calvary Church (C), Benns United Methodist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Saint Lukes Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Smithfield Downs Golf Course Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Isle of Wight County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

68.9%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.6%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households
6 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Benns Church:

Marital status in Benns Church, VA
  • Never married: 25.7%
  • Now married: 30.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 33.2%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

For population 25 years and over in Benns Church:

  • High school or higher: 85.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Virginia average:

12.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Benns Church, VA (based on Isle of Wight County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,90129
Mainline Protestant3,95215
Black Protestant1,73210
Other1,5913
Catholic7781
None21,316-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Isle of Wight County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Isle of Wight County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Isle of Wight County:

5.44 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Isle of Wight County:

4.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.7%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Isle of Wight County:

29.1%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

19.4%
Virginia:

18.6%

8.75% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($57,627 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.75%
Virginia average:

9.50%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($995 average AGI)
Isle of Wight County:

0.14%
Virginia average:

0.18%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Suffolk city, VA  1.26% ($55,065 average AGI)
from Newport News city, VA  1.06% ($47,916)
from Hampton city, VA  0.85% ($56,032)


8.19% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($60,326 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.19%
Virginia average:

9.76%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Suffolk city, VA  1.21% ($51,420 average AGI)
to Newport News city, VA  0.75% ($47,018)
to Hampton city, VA  0.68% ($42,354)

Strongest AM radio stations in Benns Church:

  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WGH (1310 AM; 20 kW; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPMH (1010 AM; 10 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WKGM (940 AM; 10 kW; SMITHFIELD, VA; Owner: WKGM, INC.)
  • WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGPL (1350 AM; 5 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA URBAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WNIS (790 AM; 5 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WHKT (1650 AM; 10 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFOG (1050 AM; 5 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WDZY (1290 AM; 25 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WCPK (1600 AM; 4 kW; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: WINSTON-SALEM RADIO CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Benns Church:

  • WJCD (107.7 FM; WINDSOR, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHRO-FM (90.3 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION,INC)
  • WHRV (89.5 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION,INC)
  • W271AD (102.1 FM; SMITHFIELD, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WAFX (106.9 FM; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WVKL (95.7 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSVY-FM (105.3 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGH-FM (97.3 FM; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WWSO-FM (92.9 FM; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WKOC (93.7 FM; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WOWI (102.9 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNSB (91.1 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS)
  • WNOR (98.7 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WPTE (94.9 FM; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWDE-FM (101.3 FM; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)
  • WYFI (99.7 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCMS-FM (100.5 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W291AE (106.1 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR TELECABLE, INC)
  • WYCS (91.5 FM; YORKTOWN, VA; Owner: CREATIVE EDUCATIONAL MEDIA CORP. INC.)
  • WNVZ (104.5 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Benns Church:

  • WTKR (Channel 3; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WTVZ-TV (Channel 33; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WTVZ LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WHRO-TV (Channel 15; HAMPTON-NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOC, INC.)
  • WPXV (Channel 49; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WAVY-TV (Channel 10; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WVEC-TV (Channel 13; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: WVEC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WGNT (Channel 27; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WBTD-LP (Channel 66; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WKTD-CA (Channel 17; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WVBT (Channel 43; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W05BQ (Channel 5; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: THE UNION MISSION)
  • WNLO-CA (Channel 45; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WJGN-CA (Channel 5; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: THE UNION MISSION)
  • W21AQ (Channel 21; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: THE UNION MISSION)
  • WJHJ-LP (Channel 39; NEWPORT NEWS, ETC., VA; Owner: JBS, INC.)
  • W56CS (Channel 56; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WGBS-LP (Channel 7; HAMPTON, ETC., VA; Owner: JOAN AND KENNETH WRIGHT)
  • WITD-CA (Channel 23; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W25CS (Channel 25; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: KM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W18BS (Channel 18; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WYSJ-CA (Channel 31; YORKTOWN, VA; Owner: JBS, INC.)
  • WTTD-LP (Channel 59; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)

Benns Church fatal accident list:

Aug 17, 2007 07:19 AM, Us-10, Lat: 36.935797, Lon: -76.585461, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 2.3mTotal length
  • 2,644Total average daily traffic
  • 5Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,984Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Benns Church, VA
  • 69.0%Electricity
  • 22.3%Utility gas
  • 8.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Benns Church, VA
  • 100.0%Electricity


Benns Church compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Benns Church on our top lists:

  • #95 on the list of "Top 100 low-educated but high-earning cities"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
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