Emporia, Virginia

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Population in 2017: 5,282 (94% urban, 6% rural).
Population change since 2000: -6.8%
 
Males: 2,432  (46.1%)
Females: 2,850  (53.9%)
Median resident age:

39.9 years
Virginia median age:

38.2 years

Zip codes: 23847.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $46,487 (it was $30,333 in 2000)
Emporia:

$46,487
VA:

$71,535

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,014 (it was $15,377 in 2000)

Emporia city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $154,881 (it was $67,300 in 2000)
Emporia:

$154,881
VA:

$273,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $171,223; detached houses: $169,674; townhouses or other attached units: $199,532; mobile homes: $141,363

Median gross rent in 2017: $732.

March 2019 cost of living index in Emporia: 78.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 33.0%
(30.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.3% for Black residents, 2.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Emporia, VA (2010)
    • 3,68562.2%Black alone
    • 1,84831.2%White alone
    • 2624.4%Hispanic
    • 701.2%Two or more races
    • 430.7%Asian alone
    • 80.1%American Indian alone
    • 70.1%Other race alone
    • 40.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 66 registered sex offenders living in Emporia, Virginia as of October 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Emporia is 85 to 1.


Crime rates in Emporia by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.7)
1
(17.8)
1
(17.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.7)
1
(16.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(36.3)
2
(37.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(38.5)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(121.6)
1
(17.7)
1
(17.8)
3
(53.6)
5
(88.3)
2
(35.4)
5
(83.4)
3
(50.5)
2
(35.1)
3
(54.4)
2
(37.5)
5
(92.9)
1
(19.2)
2
(38.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
17
(295.3)
19
(336.7)
16
(285.4)
12
(214.6)
10
(176.6)
8
(141.5)
14
(233.4)
5
(84.2)
6
(105.4)
5
(90.7)
4
(74.9)
10
(185.8)
9
(173.0)
8
(154.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
29
(503.8)
31
(549.4)
48
(856.1)
27
(482.7)
28
(494.5)
20
(353.8)
20
(333.4)
24
(404.3)
16
(281.0)
19
(344.8)
22
(412.1)
19
(353.0)
10
(192.3)
16
(308.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
52
(903.4)
53
(939.2)
72
(1,284)
68
(1,216)
62
(1,095)
65
(1,150)
115
(1,917)
71
(1,196)
44
(772.9)
30
(544.4)
30
(561.9)
30
(557.4)
29
(557.6)
14
(270.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
374
(6,498)
260
(4,607)
282
(5,029)
266
(4,756)
260
(4,592)
254
(4,493)
253
(4,218)
213
(3,588)
187
(3,285)
239
(4,337)
235
(4,402)
228
(4,236)
189
(3,634)
176
(3,395)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
15
(260.6)
18
(319.0)
16
(285.4)
7
(125.2)
15
(264.9)
13
(230.0)
21
(350.1)
15
(252.7)
4
(70.3)
5
(90.7)
3
(56.2)
5
(92.9)
5
(96.1)
2
(38.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(34.7)
2
(35.4)
1
(17.8)
4
(71.5)
2
(35.3)
2
(35.4)
1
(16.7)
2
(33.7)
2
(35.1)
2
(36.3)
4
(74.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)630.6536.1620.7524.9504.1455.5567.7394.0307.0431.1429.7416.6374.7296.7

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City-data.com crime index in Emporia, VA

Crime rate in Emporia detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 36 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.02
Virginia average:

2.26
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Ancestries: American (5.5%), English (5.5%), Irish (4.2%), African (3.6%), German (2.6%), Swedish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1887

Elevation: 119 feet

Land area: 6.89 square miles.

Population density: 766 people per square mile   (low).

Emporia, Virginia map

214 residents are foreign born (3.2% Latin America, 0.5% Asia).

This city:

3.8%
Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $903 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,026 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Suffolk, VA (51.6 miles , pop. 63,677).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Norfolk, VA (72.0 miles , pop. 234,403).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (262.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Jarratt, VA (3.1 miles ),
Gaston, NC (3.9 miles ),
Seaboard, NC (3.9 miles ),
Garysburg, NC (4.1 miles ),
Roanoke Rapids, NC (4.2 miles ),
Lawrenceville, VA (4.2 miles ),
Branchville, VA (4.3 miles),
Capron, VA (4.3 miles)

Latitude: 36.69 N, Longitude: 77.54 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,126 (+19.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 874 (44.5%)

Area code: 434

Distribution of median household income in Emporia, VA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Emporia, VA in 2017
Emporia satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.7%
Virginia:

3.0%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Emporia, VA
Historical housing units in Emporia, VA

Population change in the 1990s: +108 (+1.9%).
Most common industries in Emporia, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (11.4%)
  • Health care (8.9%)
  • Food (8.0%)
  • Construction (7.3%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Wood products (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.9%)
  • Public administration (12.6%)
  • Wood products (9.3%)
  • Food (6.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.9%)
  • Utilities (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.2%)
  • Educational services (12.0%)
  • Public administration (10.1%)
  • Food (9.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Emporia, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.5%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Health technologists and technicians (8.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Cashiers (5.4%)
  • Food processing workers (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)

Average climate in Emporia, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Emporia-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 7% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/28/1988, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.0 miles away from the Emporia city center killed 4 people and injured 154 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1978, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.1 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Emporia-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Virginia state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 65.0 miles away from Emporia center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 79.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 66.0 miles away from the city center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 75.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 365.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 366.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Greensville County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Emporia topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Emporia:

  • SOUTHERN VIRGINIA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 727 NORTH MAIN STREET)
  • AVIS B ADAMS CHRISTIAN CONV CENTER (200 WEAVER AVENUE)
  • EMPORIA MANOR LLC (200 WEAVER AVENUE)
  • GREENSVILLE MANOR LLC (214 WEAVER AVE)
  • MEHERRIN DIALYSIS CENTER (201 A WEAVER AVE)
  • SOUTHERN VIRGINIA REGIONAL HOME HEALTH AGENCY (201 HICKSFORD AVENUE)

Airports and heliports located in Emporia:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Emporia:

  • Southside Virginia Community College (about 24 miles; Alberta, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,716)
  • Virginia State University (about 39 miles; Petersburg, VA; FT enrollment: 5,815)
  • John Tyler Community College (about 46 miles; Chester, VA; FT enrollment: 5,864)
  • Nash Community College (about 54 miles; Rocky Mount, NC; FT enrollment: 2,520)
  • Edgecombe Community College (about 57 miles; Tarboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,058)
  • Vance-Granville Community College (about 59 miles; Henderson, NC; FT enrollment: 3,232)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (about 60 miles; Richmond, VA; FT enrollment: 26,647)

Public high school in Emporia:

Private high school in Emporia:

  • FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 7, Location: 951 W ATLANTIC ST, Grades: 2-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Emporia:

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User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • New name of hospital, changed from Greensville Memorial Hospital to Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center. Closed old facility, and dedicated new facility Dec. 5, 2003. Need to correct town close to Emporia, VA as just Weldon, NC, not South Weldon, NC. added by V. Martha Dodd
  • New name of hospital, changed from Greensville Memorial Hospital to Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center. Closed old facility, and dedicated new facility Dec. 5, 2003. Need to correct town close to Emporia, VA as just Weldon, NC, not South Weldon, NC.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Emporia: Emporia Industrial Park (A), Emporia Waste Water Treatment Plant (B), Emporia Waterworks (C), Emporia Executive Center (D), Greensville Volunteer Rescue Squad (E), Greensville County Sheriff's Office (F), Emporia County Sheriff's Office (G), Emporia Volunteer Fire Department (H), Lifestar Ambulance Service Emporia (I), Village View (J), Richardson Memorial Library (K), Greensville County Jail (L), Greensville County-Emporia Historical Museum (M), Greensville County Courthouse (N), Emporia Municipal Building (O), Emporia Police Department (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Belfield Marketplace Shopping Center (1), Emporia Shopping Center (2), Southside Square Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Emporia include: Saint Johns Church (A), Saint Pauls Church (B), Baltimore Baptist Church (C), Church of the Holy City (D), Faith Baptist Church (E), Living Waters Rock Church (F), Apostolic Faith Church (G), Bible Baptist Independent Missionary Church (H), Calvary Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Cottage Cemetery (1), Emporia Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Emporia Lake (A), Meherrin River Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Metcalf Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Emporia include: Meherrin River Park (1), Veterans Memorial Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Kool Kidz (Arcades & Amusements; 700 West Atlantic St).

Hotels: Hampton Inn (I 95 & Highway 58 West), Emporia-Days Inn (921 W Atlantic St), Hampton Inn Emporia- VA (1207 West Atlantic Street), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (1350 West Atlantic Street), Fairfield Inn Suites (104 Cloverleaf Drive), Comfort Inn Emporia (1411 Skippers Road), Emporia Knights Inn (3173 Sussex Dr), Best Western Emporia (1100 West Atlantic Street), Fairfield Inn & Suites Emporia (104 Cloverleaf Drive).

Birthplace of: Benjamin S. Griffin - Army general, Frank E. Grizzard, Jr. - Historian, Hermie Sadler - Nextel Cup series NASCAR driver (born: Apr 24, 1969), Maurice Hicks - 2005 NFL player (San Francisco 49ers, born: Jul 22, 1978), Bryant Stith - Basketball player, Elliott Sadler - Busch series NASCAR driver (born: Apr 30, 1975), John N. Dalton - Politician, Raynor Scheine - Film actor, Theresa Merritt - Actress, Henry Jordan - Football player.

Greensville County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Emporia and their reported violations in the past:

GCWSA - JARRATT (Population served: 7,190, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-16-2012), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-16-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-22-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-16-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-03-2005), St Public Notif requested (OCT-03-2005), St Public Notif received (NOV-04-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-03-2005), St Public Notif requested (AUG-03-2005), St Public Notif received (SEP-02-2005)
EMPORIA, CITY OF (Population served: 5,600, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-16-2010), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-16-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-12-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (DEC-02-2004), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-29-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUL-29-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-05-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-25-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Emporia that have no violations reported:

  • VA REST AREA I-95 (Population served: 1,108, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.2%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.7%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Emporia in 2010:

  • 226 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 15 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 5 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Emporia in 2000:

  • 181 people in nursing homes
  • 73 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Banks with branches in Emporia (2011 data):

  • Bank of Hampton Roads: Dominion Drive Branch at 100 Dominion Drive, branch established on 2008/02/07; Emporia Branch at 520 S Main Street, branch established on 2004/10/18. Info updated 2009/05/20: Bank assets: $1,899.1 mil, Deposits: $1,581.4 mil, headquarters in Norfolk, VA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 47 total offices, Holding Company: Capgen Capital Group Vi Lp
  • First Community Bank: South Main Street Branch at 431 South Main Street, branch established on 2001/12/07; Emporia-Halifax at 401 Halifax Street, branch established on 2001/12/07. Info updated 2011/07/12: Bank assets: $2,144.1 mil, Deposits: $1,561.3 mil, headquarters in Bluefield, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: First Community Bancshares, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Emporia Main Branch at 301 West Atlantic Street, branch established on 1979/04/19. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Carter Bank & Trust: Emporia Branch at 701 North Main Street, branch established on 2004/04/02. Info updated 2007/02/23: Bank assets: $3,970.4 mil, Deposits: $3,610.0 mil, headquarters in Martinsville, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 123 total offices
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Emporia Branch at 214 West Atlantic Street, branch established on 1993/09/07. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • The Bank of Southside Virginia: Greensville-Emporia Branch at 1400 West Atlantic Street, branch established on 1979/12/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $530.3 mil, Deposits: $452.9 mil, headquarters in Carson, VA, positive income, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Southside Virginia Corporation, The

For population 15 years and over in Emporia:

Marital status in Emporia, VA
  • Never married: 36.7%
  • Now married: 39.6%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

For population 25 years and over in Emporia:

  • High school or higher: 76.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.6
Virginia average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Emporia
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Emporia, VA (based on Greensville County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,75712
Black Protestant5705
Mainline Protestant4047
Other-2
None9,512-
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: 3
Greensville County:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Greensville County:

0.84 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Here:

10.07 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
This county:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Greensville County:

11.3%
State:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.1%
Virginia:

26.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.8%
Virginia:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Emporia:

43.2%
State:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.6
Virginia:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.8%
Virginia:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Emporia:

12.7%
Virginia:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
Virginia:

6.8

Overweight people:
Emporia:

35.9%
State:

33.7%

General health condition:
Here:

51.5%
Virginia:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.8%
State:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Emporia, VA Residents

Emporia government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,022,000 ($193.49)
    Regular Highways: $35,000 ($6.63)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,197,000 ($605.26)
    Sewerage: $1,277,000 ($241.76)
    Regular Highways: $1,246,000 ($235.90)
    Financial Administration: $1,175,000 ($222.45)
    Water Utilities: $1,100,000 ($208.25)
    Central Staff Services: $1,015,000 ($192.16)
    Solid Waste Management: $720,000 ($136.31)
    Public Welfare - Other: $347,000 ($65.69)
    Local Fire Protection: $331,000 ($62.67)
    General Public Buildings: $331,000 ($62.67)
    Housing and Community Development: $286,000 ($54.15)
    Health - Other: $247,000 ($46.76)
    Libraries: $97,000 ($18.36)
    Air Transportation: $97,000 ($18.36)
    Parks and Recreation: $78,000 ($14.77)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $38,000 ($7.19)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,346,000 ($822.79)
    Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $483,000 ($91.44)
    Other - Police Protection: $435,000 ($82.36)
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $186,000 ($35.21)
    Other - Central Staff Services: $50,000 ($9.47)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $83,000 ($15.71)
    Local Fire Protection: $61,000 ($11.55)
    Police Protection: $45,000 ($8.52)
    Regular Highways: $12,000 ($2.27)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,975,000 ($941.88)

Emporia government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,366,000 ($258.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $862,000 ($163.20)
    Other: $51,000 ($9.66)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $246,000 ($46.57)
    Other: $160,000 ($30.29)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,818,000 ($344.19)
    General Revenue - Other: $10,000 ($1.89)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($0.19)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,628,000 ($308.22)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,484,000 ($280.95)
    Other: $1,425,000 ($269.78)
    Education: $1,024,000 ($193.87)
    General Local Government Support: $652,000 ($123.44)
    Housing and Community Development: $238,000 ($45.06)
  • Tax - Property: $5,562,000 ($1053.01)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,103,000 ($587.47)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,518,000 ($287.39)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $796,000 ($150.70)
    Public Utilities Sales: $730,000 ($138.21)
    Motor Vehicle License: $122,000 ($23.10)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $28,000 ($5.30)
    Death and Gift: $27,000 ($5.11)
    Other License: $21,000 ($3.98)

7.97% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($27,845 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.97%
Virginia average:

9.50%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Emporia city, VA  3.47% ($26,058 average AGI)
from Sussex County, VA  0.73% ($32,909)


8.46% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($28,941 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.46%
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 Emporia city, VA  2.49% ($22,600 average AGI)
to Sussex County, VA  0.76% ($36,565)
Businesses in Emporia, VA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts1Marriott1
Applebee's1McDonald's1
Arby's1Nike3
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Quality1
CVS1Quiznos1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Cracker Barrel1Rite Aid1
Days Inn1Rodeway Inn1
Domino's Pizza1Sleep Inn1
FedEx2Subway1
H&R Block1T-Mobile2
Hardee's1Taco Bell1
Hilton1U-Haul1
Holiday Inn1UPS2
KFC1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1
Lane Furniture2YMCA1
Long John Silver's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Emporia:

  • WEVA (860 AM; daytime; 1 kW; EMPORIA, VA; Owner: COLONIAL MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDZY (1290 AM; 25 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WGGM (820 AM; 10 kW; CHESTER, VA; Owner: HOFFMAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGH (1310 AM; 20 kW; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WKGM (940 AM; 10 kW; SMITHFIELD, VA; Owner: WKGM, INC.)
  • WKLV (1440 AM; 5 kW; BLACKSTONE, VA; Owner: DENBAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Emporia:

  • WJYA (89.3 FM; EMPORIA, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WYTT (97.9 FM; GASTON, NC; Owner: MAINQUAD, INC.)
  • WZRU (88.5 FM; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: ROANOKE VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRTP-FM (90.1 FM; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKJS (104.7 FM; CREWE, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WAFX (106.9 FM; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WSMY-FM (103.1 FM; ALBERTA, VA; Owner: MAINQUAD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPTM (102.3 FM; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: MAINQUAD COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WLQM-FM (101.7 FM; FRANKLIN, VA; Owner: FRANKLIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Emporia:

  • WWAY (Channel 3; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WNVN-LP (Channel 20; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: MAINQUAD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WUNP-TV (Channel 36; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WRPX (Channel 47; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: PAXSON RALEIGH LICENSE, INC.)
Emporia fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Emporia fatal accident list:

Jul 7, 2008 02:20 AM, I-95, Lat: 36.705310, Lon: -77.548460, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jun 8, 2007 03:30 PM, Us-58, Market Dr, Lat: 36.699444, Lon: -77.544186, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 4, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jan 14, 1997 02:25 PM, I95, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 62Number of bridges
  • 643ft / 196mTotal length
  • $13,985,000Total costs
  • 578,920Total average daily traffic
  • 58,099Total average daily truck traffic
  • 463,404Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic
New bridges in Emporia, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 221950-1959
  • 51960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 141980-1989
  • 91990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Emporia, VA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Emporia)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

146 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Emporia, VA)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

162 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Emporia)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 650 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 12, Weight: 12,500 - 19,999 Pounds), Engine: GARRETT TFE731 SERIES (3500 Pounds of Thrust) (Turbo-fan)
    N-Number: 119ES , Serial Number: 650-0206, Year manufactured: 1990, Airworthiness Date: 03/14/1994, Certificate Issue Date: 02/12/2007
    Registrant (Corporation): Elliott Sadler Enterprises Inc, Po Box 32, Emporia, VA 23847
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150H (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 23500 , Serial Number: 15068992, Airworthiness Date: 05/27/1968, Certificate Issue Date: 04/27/2018
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Robert C Jr Wrenn, 1511 Walnut Dr, Emporia, VA 23847, Other Owners: Jeanette A Wrenn
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 04/18/2017
  • Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 86 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 28574 , Serial Number: 1403, Year manufactured: 1940, Airworthiness Date: 07/20/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 03/23/1995
    Registrant (Partnership): David M Edmonds, Po Box 1014, Emporia, VA 23847, Other Owners: Sharri L Presley
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-260 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3353W , Serial Number: 32-196, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 11/09/1965, Certificate Issue Date: 03/31/2000
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Charles I Jr Trustee Grigg, Po Box 1081, Emporia, VA 23847, Other Owners: Susan K Trustee Grigg
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4547R , Serial Number: 28-21253, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 11/11/1965, Certificate Issue Date: 04/04/1994
    Registrant (Corporation): Yeattes Michael K, 1201 Wiggins Rd, Emporia, VA 23847
  • Aircraft: SMITH AEROSTAR 601 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 186 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540-S1A5 (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 567LT , Serial Number: 61-0053-102, Year manufactured: 1970, Airworthiness Date: 12/04/2007, Certificate Issue Date: 08/08/2007
    Registrant (Individual): H Lee Iii Townsend, 802 Brunswick Ave, Emporia, VA 23847
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6811B , Serial Number: 22-4106, Certificate Issue Date: 05/06/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Frank Indv Stuck, Arpt, Emporia, VA 00000
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 08/28/2018

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 56. The highest number of reported fires - 125 took place in 2007, and the least - 1 in 2005. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Emporia, VA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (39.4%), and Outside Fires (37.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Emporia, VA
    • 37239.4%Structure Fires
    • 35437.5%Outside Fires
    • 20121.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 171.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Emporia, VA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Emporia, Virginia:

  • RedRoof Inn, 1207 W Atlantic St, Emporia, Virginia 23847 , Phone: (434) 348-8888, Fax: (434) 336-0007
  • Hampton Inn, 898 Wiggins Rd, Emporia, Virginia 23847 , Phone: (434) 634-9200, Fax: (434) 348-0071
  • Days Inn Emporia, 921 W Atlantic St, Emporia, Virginia 23847 , Phone: (434) 634-9481, Fax: (434) 348-0746
  • Sleep Inn Hotel Emporia, 899 Wiggins Rd, Emporia, Virginia 23847 , Phone: (434) 348-3900, Fax: (434) 348-3911
  • Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Emporia, Va, 107 Sadler Ln, Emporia, Virginia 23847 , Phone: (434) 336-0001, Fax: (434) 336-1330
  • Emporia Inn, 311 Florida Ave, Emporia, Virginia 23847 , Phone: (434) 634-4191, Fax: (434) 634-2444
  • Best Western Emporia, 1100 W Atlantic St, Emporia, Virginia 23847 , Phone: (434) 634-3200, Fax: (434) 634-5459
  • Super 8, 1411 Skippers Rd, Emporia, Virginia 23847 , Phone: (434) 348-3282, Fax: (434) 348-3282
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Emporia, Virginia
Most common first names in Emporia, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James17670.6 years
Mary17479.6 years
William15473.6 years
Robert11870.3 years
John11373.2 years
Willie8873.3 years
George7972.4 years
Virginia7276.4 years
Joseph6672.8 years
Thomas6072.5 years
Most common last names in Emporia, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams12174.5 years
Jones11672.5 years
Allen8675.2 years
Moore7472.8 years
Taylor6575.2 years
Robinson6375.1 years
Powell6371.3 years
Smith5974.4 years
Easter5872.5 years
Turner5173.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Emporia, VA
  • 50.9%Electricity
  • 23.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 17.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.6%Wood
  • 1.0%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Emporia, VA
  • 85.6%Electricity
  • 5.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.0%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Wood


Emporia compared to Virginia state average:

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

Emporia on our top lists:

  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time financial administration workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: health technologists and technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: law enforcement workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: law enforcement workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest cost per building permit(population 5,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: other services, except public administration (population 5,000+)"
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