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Population in 2012: 5,740 (94% urban, 6% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.3%
 

Males: 2,678  (46.7%)
Females: 3,062  (53.3%)

Median resident age:  37.9 years
Virginia median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 23847.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,227 (it was $30,333 in 2000)
Emporia:

$28,227
VA:

$61,741
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,407

Emporia city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $90,949 (it was $67,300 in 2000)
Emporia:

$90,949
VA:

$237,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $130,954; Detached houses: $134,619; Townhouses or other attached units: $90,228; Mobile homes: $55,859

Median gross rent in 2012: $618.

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  • Black alone - 3,729 (64.0%)
  • White alone - 1,808 (31.0%)
  • Hispanic - 197 (3.4%)
  • Two or more races - 58 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 20 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 13 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Emporia: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: Subsaharan African (13.1%), United States (7.5%), English (7.2%), Irish (5.8%), German (2.1%), Scotch-Irish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1887

Elevation: 119 feet

Land area: 6.89 square miles.

Population density: 833 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Emporia:

  • High school or higher: 70.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 18.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Emporia city:

  • Never married: 34.9%
  • Now married: 37.9%
  • Separated: 6.2%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

168 residents are foreign born (0.7% Europe, 0.5% Asia).

This city:  2.9%
Virginia:  11.6%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 45 registered sex offenders living in Emporia, Virginia as of September 30, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Emporia to the number of sex offenders is 128 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $724 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $616 (0.6%)

Emporia satellite photo by USGS

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) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $67,400
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $102,000
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $84,900
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $84,900
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $58,900
  • 2003: 11 buildings, average cost: $96,800
  • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $132,600
  • 2005: 16 buildings, average cost: $187,800
  • 2006: 16 buildings, average cost: $86,500
  • 2007: 30 buildings, average cost: $60,200
  • 2008: 24 buildings, average cost: $67,200
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $81,800
  • 2010: 13 buildings, average cost: $43,400
  • 2011: 10 buildings, average cost: $81,900
  • 2012: 10 buildings, average cost: $57,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 36.69 N, Longitude: 77.54 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +903 (+15.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 883 (43.2%)

Area code: 434

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Crime rates in Emporia by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 10001110110
per 100,000 17.40.00.00.017.717.817.90.017.716.70.0
Rapes 25771135253
per 100,000 34.885.7120.5121.617.717.853.688.335.483.450.5
Robberies 21262117191612108145
per 100,000 365.1445.4361.6295.3336.7285.4214.6176.6141.5233.484.2
Assaults 5333362931482728202024
per 100,000 921.4565.4619.9503.8549.4856.1482.7494.5353.8333.4404.3
Burglaries 56596052537268626511571
per 100,000 973.61010.81033.2903.4939.21284.11215.81095.01149.81917.31196.1
Thefts 347298352374260282266260254253213
per 100,000 6032.75105.46061.66497.64607.55029.44755.94592.04493.24218.13588.3
Auto thefts 433015151816715132115
per 100,000 747.6514.0258.3260.6319.0285.4125.2264.9230.0350.1252.7
Arson 45322142212
per 100,000 69.585.751.734.735.417.871.535.335.416.733.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.4) 728.9634.2667.4633.5538.5623.4527.3506.3457.6570.2395.8

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 34 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.38
Virginia average:

2.27

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Emporia, Virginia accommodation, waste management, health care - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

12.4%
Virginia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +108 (+1.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Food processing workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

Work and jobs in Emporia: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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Tornado activity:

Emporia-area historical tornado activity is above Virginia state average. It is 37% greater 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 significantly below Virginia state average. It is 95% 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 the city 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 Emporia 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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Greensville County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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 - Player of football.


Hospitals/medical centers in Emporia:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Emporia, VA

Airports and heliports located in Emporia:


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Local government website: www.empva.com

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Emporia:

  • Virginia State University (about 39 miles; Petersburg, VA; Full-time enrollment: 4,635)
  • John Tyler Community College (about 46 miles; Chester, VA; FT enrollment: 2,773)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (about 60 miles; Richmond, VA; FT enrollment: 24,100)
  • College of William and Mary (about 61 miles; Williamsburg, VA; FT enrollment: 7,397)
  • University of Richmond (about 61 miles; Richmond, VA; FT enrollment: 3,590)
  • Christopher Newport University (about 64 miles; Newport News, VA; FT enrollment: 4,722)
  • Longwood University (about 64 miles; Farmville, VA; FT enrollment: 3,951)

Public high school in Emporia:

Private high school in Emporia:

  • FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 9; Location: 951 W ATLANTIC ST; Grades: 1 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Emporia:

Private elementary/middle school in Emporia:

  • FIRST BAPTIST CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 43; Location: 1155 SUSSEX DR; Grades: PK - 7)
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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.

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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).

 
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: 7190, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • 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: 5600, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • 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)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (DEC-02-2004), St Formal NOV issued (APR-11-2005), St Public Notif requested (APR-11-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-04-2005), St Public Notif received (MAY-11-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (DEC-02-2004), St Formal NOV issued (APR-11-2005), St Public Notif requested (APR-11-2005), St Public Notif received (MAY-11-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-05-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (DEC-02-2004), St Formal NOV issued (APR-11-2005), St Public Notif requested (APR-11-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-04-2005), St Public Notif received (MAY-11-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (DEC-02-2004), St Formal NOV issued (APR-11-2005), St Public Notif requested (APR-11-2005), St Public Notif received (MAY-11-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-05-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2004 and SEP-2004, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-16-2004), St Public Notif requested (SEP-16-2004), St Public Notif received (OCT-21-2004), St BCA signed (DEC-02-2004), St Compliance achieved (AUG-05-2005)

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

  • JELLYSTONE PARK (Population served: 87, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 33.0%
(21.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.6% for Black residents, 43.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 60.1% for other race residents, 57.6% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Emporia, VA

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

Emporia compared to Virginia state average:

Emporia, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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.
  • 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.


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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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Emporia, Virginia:

  • Knights Inn, 3173 Sussex Dr, Emporia, VA 23847 , Phone: (434) 535-8535
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 1350 W Atlantic St, Emporia, VA 23847 , Phone: (434) 336-9999
  • Quality Inn, 1207 W Atlantic St, Emporia, VA 23847 , Phone: (434) 348-8888, Fax: (434) 336-0007
  • Hampton Inn, 898 Wiggins Rd, Emporia, VA 23847 , Phone: (434) 634-9200, Fax: (434) 348-0071
  • Days Inn Emporia, 921 W Atlantic St, Emporia, VA 23847 , Phone: (434) 634-9481, Fax: (434) 348-0746
  • Sleep Inn Hotel Emporia, 899 Wiggins Rd, Emporia, VA 23847 , Phone: (434) 348-3900, Fax: (434) 348-3911
  • Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Emporia, Va, 107 Sadler Ln, Emporia, VA 23847 , Phone: (434) 336-0001, Fax: (434) 336-1330
  • Emporia Inn, 311 Florida Ave, Emporia, VA 23847 , Phone: (434) 634-4191, Fax: (434) 634-2444
  • 3 other hotels and motels
All 11 fire-safe hotels and motels in Emporia, Virginia

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Emporia travel time to work - commute


Emporia mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (67%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

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Religion statistics for Emporia city (based on Greensville County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 19.52%
Here19.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchOther
Adherents43.6%29.6%9.4%8.6%8.8%
Congregations23.5%35.3%11.8%17.6%11.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

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

0.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.07 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Greensville County:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.3%
State:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.1%
Virginia:

26.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 10$32,568$39,0821$983
Other Government Administration 8$31,627$47,4410$0
Judicial and Legal 2$5,604$33,6241$1,038
Police Protection - Officers 26$111,951$51,6700$0
Police - Other 9$23,623$31,4970$0
Fire - Other 1$2,632$31,5840$0
Correction 5$14,714$35,3140$0
Streets and Highways 15$37,450$29,9600$0
Health 1$3,186$38,2321$206
Solid Waste Management 14$41,411$35,4950$0
Sewerage 6$17,035$34,0700$0
Water Supply 9$23,170$30,8930$0
Other and Unallocable 5$15,374$36,8983$2,367
Totals for Government 111$360,345$38,9566$4,594


5.97% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,945 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.97%
Virginia average:

11.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Emporia city, VA  0.85% ($20,462 average AGI)
from Brunswick County, VA  0.43% ($19,000)
from Halifax County, NC  0.39% ($31,000)


6.37% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,226 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.37%
Virginia average:

10.78%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Emporia city, VA  0.72% ($36,636 average AGI)
to Brunswick County, VA  0.59% ($23,722)
to Sussex County, VA  0.36% ($24,273)

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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Emporia, Virginia:
  • Fatal accident count: 25
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 39
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 6
  • Fatalities: 28
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 69
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Virginia average:
  • Fatal accident count: 194
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 290
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 69
  • Fatalities: 212
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 446
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 30

See more detailed statistics of Emporia fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Emporia)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 117 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Emporia, VA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 110 (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: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Emporia)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Emporia)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3


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
Businesses in Emporia, VA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Marriott1
Applebee's1McDonald's1
Arby's1Nike3
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Quality1
CVS1Quiznos1
Cracker Barrel1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1Rodeway Inn1
FedEx2Sleep Inn1
H&R Block1Subway1
Hardee's1T-Mobile2
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
KFC1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1UPS2
Lane Furniture2Walmart1
Long John Silver's1Wendy's1
Lowe's1YMCA1
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