Hampden Sydney, Virginia

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Population in 2010: 1,450. Population change since 2000: +14.7%
Males: 1,314  (90.7%)
Females: 136  (9.3%)
Median resident age:  20.5 years
Virginia median age:  38.2 years

Zip codes: 23943.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $134,065 (it was $27,679 in 2000)
Hampden Sydney:

$134,065
VA:

$68,114

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $14,661 (it was $15,656 in 2000)

Hampden Sydney CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $198,638 (it was $112,900 in 2000)
Hampden Sydney:

$198,638
VA:

$264,000

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $209,465; Detached houses: $209,312

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,093.

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  • Races in Hampden Sydney, VA (2010)

    Hampden Sydney races chart
    • 1,21583.8%White alone
    • 16611.4%Black alone
    • 412.8%Hispanic
    • 110.8%Asian alone
    • 120.8%Two or more races
    • 30.2%American Indian alone
    • 20.1%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Hampden Sydney: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (30.9%), English (8.3%), Irish (7.4%), German (6.7%), Scotch-Irish (5.2%), Northern European (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 540 feet

Land area: 4.45 square miles.

Population density: 326 people per square mile   (very low).

Hampden Sydney, Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Hampden Sydney:

  • High school or higher: 92.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 81.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 71.8%
  • Unemployed: 47.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hampden Sydney CDP:

  • Never married: 84.5%
  • Now married: 13.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 2.6%

18 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.1%
Virginia:

11.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,173 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $825 (0.4%)

Hampden Sydney satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lynchburg, VA (40.5 miles , pop. 65,269).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (99.2 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (261.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Farmville, VA (2.3 miles ), Pamplin City, VA (3.5 miles) , Keysville, VA (3.8 miles ), Burkeville, VA (3.9 miles ), Charlotte Court House, VA (4.0 miles ), Crewe, VA (4.4 miles ), Drakes Branch, VA (4.4 miles ), Phenix, VA (4.4 miles) .

Latitude: 37.25 N, Longitude: 78.46 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 434

Hampden Sydney household income distribution Hampden Sydney home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.7%
Virginia:

4.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (53%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Educational services (55%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Information (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Education, training, and library occupations (31%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Community and social service occupations (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (4%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (42%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (17%)
  • Legal occupations (15%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

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

Average climate in Hampden Sydney, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Hampden Sydney-area historical tornado activity is near Virginia state average. It is 37% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1966, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 25.4 miles away from the Hampden Sydney place center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 5/22/1983, a category F3 tornado 29.4 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hampden Sydney-area historical earthquake activity is near Virginia state average. It is 84% 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 38.7 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 10.7 miles away from Hampden Sydney center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 41.2 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 307.1 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) earthquake occurred 311.3 miles away from Hampden Sydney center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 45.7 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 Prince Edward County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Droughts: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hampden Sydney topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Hampden Sydney:

  • HOLLY MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; FARMVILLE, VA)
  • SOUTHSIDE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, INC Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; FARMVILLE, VA)
  • SOUTHSIDE COMM HOSP (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; FARMVILLE, VA)
  • HOSPICE OF SOUTHSIDE COMMUNITY (Hospital, about 6 miles away; FARMVILLE, VA)
  • BMA - FARMVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; FARMVILLE, VA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hampden Sydney:

  • Longwood University (about 6 miles; Farmville, VA; Full-time enrollment: 4,565)
  • Liberty University (about 41 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 61,625)
  • Central Virginia Community College (about 41 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,759)
  • Lynchburg College (about 42 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,456)
  • Southside Virginia Community College (about 42 miles; Alberta, VA; FT enrollment: 3,716)
  • Piedmont Virginia Community College (about 53 miles; Charlottesville, VA; FT enrollment: 3,029)
  • University of Virginia-Main Campus (about 55 miles; Charlottesville, VA; FT enrollment: 22,274)

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Notable locations in Hampden Sydney: Whitehouse Quadrangle (A), Penshurst Lawn (B), Hampden House Units (C), Fraternity Circle (D), Athletic Complex (E), Settle Hall (F), Restover Building (G), Hampden House (H), Financial Aid Building (I), Esther Atkinson Museum (J), Escourt (K), Dupuy House (L), Carpenter Dormitory (M), Cabell House (N), Burrell House (O), Blake Apartments (P), Winston Hall (Q), Whitehouse Hall (R), Watkins Bell Tower (S), Venable Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hampden Sydney include: College Presbyterian Church (A), Mercy Seat Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Reservoir: Chalgrove Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Hampden Sydney include: Hampden Sydney College Historic District (1), Hundley Stadium (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Prince Edward County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 0.0%
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Average household size:
This place:  3.1 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  62.8%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.8%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported
908 people in college/university student housing in 2010
853 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000

Hampden Sydney, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Virginia average:

12.3

Hampden Sydney travel time to work - commute Hampden Sydney mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Hampden Sydney CDP (based on Prince Edward County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,63621
Mainline Protestant2,38217
Catholic6992
Black Protestant2882
Other532
None17,310-
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: 4
Prince Edward County:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Prince Edward County:

2.32 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Prince Edward County:

7.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

6.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.6%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Prince Edward County:

31.0%
Virginia:

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

18.1%
State:

18.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Hampden Sydney:

49.1%
Virginia:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Hampden Sydney:

42.9%
Virginia:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Hampden Sydney:

30.1
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Hampden Sydney:

20.9%
State:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Hampden Sydney:

12.5%
Virginia:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Hampden Sydney:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.7%
State:

33.7%

General health condition:
Here:

53.7%
Virginia:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Hampden Sydney:

84.1%
Virginia:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Hampden Sydney, VA Residents

7.45% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,139 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.45%
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 Chesterfield County, VA  0.46% ($31,733 average AGI)
from Charlotte County, VA  0.43% ($23,036)
from Cumberland County, VA  0.42% ($19,296)


7.98% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,117 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.98%
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 Nottoway County, VA  0.54% ($21,971 average AGI)
to Chesterfield County, VA  0.48% ($30,774)
to Buckingham County, VA  0.41% ($29,778)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hampden Sydney:

  • WFLO (870 AM; daytime; 1 kW; FARMVILLE, VA; Owner: COLONIAL BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSVS (800 AM; 5 kW; CREWE, VA; Owner: COLONIAL BROADCASTING OF CREWE, INC.)
  • WPAK (1490 AM; 1 kW; FARMVILLE, VA; Owner: GREAT VIRGINIA VENTURES, INC)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WOWZ (1280 AM; 5 kW; APPOMATTOX, VA; Owner: ONECOM, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WDZY (1290 AM; 25 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLLL (930 AM; 10 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: HUBBARD'S ADVERTISING AGENCY, INC.)
  • WKLV (1440 AM; 5 kW; BLACKSTONE, VA; Owner: DENBAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLVA (590 AM; 5 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hampden Sydney:

  • WWHS-FM (92.1 FM; HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA; Owner: HAMPDEN-SYDNEY COLLEGE)
  • WKJS (104.7 FM; CREWE, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WFLO-FM (95.7 FM; FARMVILLE, VA; Owner: COLONIAL BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WVHL (92.9 FM; FARMVILLE, VA; Owner: THE FARMVILLE HERALD, INC.)
  • WXJK (101.3 FM; FARMVILLE, VA; Owner: DAVID W. LAYNE)
  • WZZU (97.9 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA L.L.C.)
  • WMJA (102.7 FM; APPOMATTOX, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNRS-FM (89.9 FM; SWEET BRIAR, VA; Owner: SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE)
  • WMLU (91.3 FM; FARMVILLE, VA; Owner: LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY)
  • W254AH (98.7 FM; FARMVILLE, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WYYD (107.9 FM; AMHERST, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W265AS (100.9 FM; CONCORD, VA; Owner: PAUL H. PASSINK)
  • WJJX (101.7 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMRY (103.5 FM; CROZET, VA; Owner: JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS)
  • WBTJ (106.5 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTTX-FM (107.1 FM; APPOMATTOX, VA; Owner: CLL, INC.)
  • WBBC-FM (93.5 FM; BLACKSTONE, VA; Owner: DENBAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBNN-FM (105.3 FM; DILLWYN, VA; Owner: WKGM, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Hampden Sydney:

  • WWAY (Channel 3; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WFLV-LP (Channel 15; FARMVILLE, VA; Owner: FARMVILLE BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WERI-LP (Channel 39; KEYSVILLE, VA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCVE-TV (Channel 23; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSVL-LP (Channel 48; KEYSVILLE, ETC., VA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • Lat: 37.241056 Lon: -78.458500, Call Sign: WQFN624
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHzGrant Date: 08/24/2006, Expiration Date: 08/24/2016, Certifier: Tom GregoryRegistrant: Primex Wireless, Inc, N3211 County Rd H, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (262) 248-3000
  • Lat: 37.238639 Lon: -78.461806, Call Sign: WQWE741
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.512 MHzGrant Date: 08/03/2015, Expiration Date: 08/03/2025, Certifier: Todd PughRegistrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KB4VAO, Grant Date: 03/02/1999, Expiration Date: 03/02/2009, Cancellation Date: 03/03/2011, Registrant: Kenneth N Townsend, Cherry Hill, Hampden Sydney, VA 23943
  • Call Sign: KB4YGN, Grant Date: 08/11/1987, Expiration Date: 08/11/1997, Cancellation Date: 08/16/1999, Registrant: Carl W Anderson, Box 4 Hsc, Hampden Sydney, VA 23943
  • Call Sign: KB7QVY, Licensee ID: L00487863, Grant Date: 10/17/2003, Expiration Date: 10/17/2013, Cancellation Date: 10/20/2015, Registrant: Earl W Fleck, 265 College Road, Hampden Sydney, VA 23943-0006
  • Call Sign: W4JAS, Previous Call Sign: WB4PEA, Licensee ID: L01290336, Grant Date: 06/05/2007, Expiration Date: 07/17/2017, Registrant: Jorge A Silveira, Hampden Sydney, VA 23943

Most common first names in Hampden Sydney, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Grace391.7 years
Elizabeth282.5 years
Emma282.5 years
James274.0 years
John265.4 years
Samuel274.0 years
Thomas275.0 years
Most common last names in Hampden Sydney, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown281.0 years
Anderson272.0 years
Crawley275.5 years
Harris274.5 years
Elliott279.0 years
Marshall280.5 years
Massey282.5 years
Overcash274.9 years
Randolph279.0 years
Simms286.4 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (80%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)

Hampden Sydney compared to Virginia state average:

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

Hampden Sydney on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) (population 1,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of males (15+ years) which never married (with at least 1,000 males in this group)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Doctorate degrees (population 500+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest positive percentage difference between never married males and females (15+ years) (with at least 1,000 males never married)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Master's or Doctorate degrees (population 500+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people leaving home to go to work at strange times (12 PM - 5 AM) (population 500+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least cars per house, population 500+"
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