Emporia, Virginia

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Population in 2014: 5,462 (94% urban, 6% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.6%
 
Males: 2,602  (47.6%)
Females: 2,860  (52.4%)
Median resident age:  42.7 years
Virginia median age:  37.6 years

Zip codes: 23847.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,531 (it was $30,333 in 2000)
Emporia:

$31,531
VA:

$62,666

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,505 (it was $15,377 in 2000)

Emporia city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $101,747 (it was $67,300 in 2000)
Emporia:

$101,747
VA:

$239,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $151,337; Detached houses: $150,345; Townhouses or other attached units: $178,722; Mobile homes: $115,704

Median gross rent in 2013: $628.

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  • Races in Emporia, VA (2013)

    Emporia races chart
    • 3,72163.2%Black alone
    • 1,90932.4%White alone
    • 941.6%Hispanic
    • 661.1%Asian alone
    • 540.9%Two or more races
    • 90.2%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Emporia: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (8.2%), English (7.9%), Subsaharan African (4.7%), Irish (3.5%), German (2.6%), Swedish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1887

Elevation: 119 feet

Land area: 6.89 square miles.

Population density: 792 people per square mile   (low).

Emporia,VA real estate house value index trend

Emporia, Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Emporia:

  • High school or higher: 71.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Emporia city:

  • Never married: 32.2%
  • Now married: 39.7%
  • Separated: 5.1%
  • Widowed: 12.6%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

169 residents are foreign born (1.5% Latin America, 0.5% Asia, 0.3% Africa).

This city:

2.9%
Virginia:

11.5%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 45 registered sex offenders living in Emporia, Virginia as of July 24, 2016.
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 2013: $878 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $603 (0.7%)

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
  • 2013: 8 buildings, average cost: $66,600
  • 2014: 8 buildings, average cost: $66,600

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: +874 (+14.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 902 (40.9%)

Area code: 434

Emporia household income distribution Emporia home values distribution

Crime rates in Emporia by Year
Type 2002 2003 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 000111011002
per 100,000 0.00.00.017.717.817.90.017.716.70.00.036.3
Rapes 577113525323
per 100,000 85.7120.5121.617.717.853.688.335.483.450.535.154.4
Robberies 26211719161210814565
per 100,000 445.4361.6295.3336.7285.4214.6176.6141.5233.484.2105.490.7
Assaults 333629314827282020241619
per 100,000 565.4619.9503.8549.4856.1482.7494.5353.8333.4404.3281.0344.8
Burglaries 5960525372686265115714430
per 100,000 1,010.81,033.2903.4939.21,284.11,215.81,095.01,149.81,917.31,196.1772.9544.4
Thefts 298352374260282266260254253213187239
per 100,000 5,105.46,061.66,497.64,607.55,029.44,755.94,592.04,493.24,218.13,588.33,284.74,336.8
Auto thefts 301515181671513211545
per 100,000 514.0258.3260.6319.0285.4125.2264.9230.0350.1252.770.390.7
Arson 532214221222
per 100,000 85.751.734.735.417.871.535.335.416.733.735.136.3
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 285.2) 633.0666.1632.3537.5622.3526.3505.4456.7569.2395.1307.9432.3

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City-data.com crime index 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 2014, including police officers: 36 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.72
Virginia average:

2.27
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.8%
Virginia:

4.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +108 (+1.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

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

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 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
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 Emporia 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 (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, 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

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 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.

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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 29.0%
(13.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.4% for Black residents, 58.5% 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

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, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

16.3
Virginia average:

12.3

Emporia travel time to work - commute Emporia mode of transportation to work chart

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

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
Greensville County:

10.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.3%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Greensville 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
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 11$46,972$51,2421$1,080
Other Government Administration 6$27,826$55,6520$0
Judicial and Legal 9$32,716$43,6211$589
Police Protection - Officers 26$128,206$59,1720$0
Police - Other 1$2,553$30,6360$0
Firefighters 6$19,944$39,8881$1,342
Fire - Other 1$2,201$26,4120$0
Streets and Highways 8$21,642$32,4630$0
Solid Waste Management 7$18,372$31,4950$0
Sewerage 6$22,359$44,7180$0
Parks and Recreation 2$4,632$27,7920$0
Water Supply 16$53,388$40,0410$0
Other and Unallocable 1$1,720$20,6400$0
Totals for Government 100$382,531$45,9043$3,011

5.07% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,981 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.07%
Virginia average:

9.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Emporia city, VA  0.85% ($31,308 average AGI)
from Brunswick County, VA  0.49% ($23,533)
from Sussex County, VA  0.49% ($26,200)


5.84% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,217 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.84%
Virginia average:

9.20%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Emporia city, VA  0.65% ($30,100 average AGI)
to Brunswick County, VA  0.45% ($29,357)
to Sussex County, VA  0.45% ($31,571)

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 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Emporia fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 33Number of bridges
  • 171m561ftTotal length
  • $9,476,000Total costs
  • 232,122Total average daily traffic
  • 34,227Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21930-1939
  • 71950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 91980-1989
  • 91990-1999
  • 12000-2009
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: 132 (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: 34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private 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: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 9 (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)

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)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Emporia, Virginia:

  • Quality 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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (68%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
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

Emporia compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly 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.
  • 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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