Horse Pasture, Virginia

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Population in 2010: 2,227. Population change since 2000: -1.2%
Males: 1,142  (51.3%)
Females: 1,085  (48.7%)
Median resident age:  48.1 years
Virginia median age:  38.2 years

Zip codes: 24148, 24165.

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Estimated median household income in 2016: $28,317 (it was $38,036 in 2000)
Horse Pasture:

$28,317
VA:

$68,114

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $17,394 (it was $17,368 in 2000)

Horse Pasture CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $115,633 (it was $69,000 in 2000)
Horse Pasture:

$115,633
VA:

$264,000

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $147,055; Detached houses: $135,781; Mobile homes: $189,591

Median gross rent in 2016: $615.

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  • Races in Horse Pasture, VA (2010)

    Horse Pasture races chart
    • 1,48366.6%White alone
    • 68030.5%Black alone
    • 291.3%Two or more races
    • 241.1%Hispanic
    • 60.3%Asian alone
    • 40.2%Other race alone
    • 10.04%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Horse Pasture: 85.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (38.7%), English (4.8%), European (4.5%), Irish (3.3%), German (2.9%), Italian (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1100 feet

Land area: 9.62 square miles.

Population density: 231 people per square mile   (very low).

Horse Pasture,VA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Horse Pasture:

  • High school or higher: 87.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Horse Pasture CDP:

  • Never married: 18.1%
  • Now married: 49.5%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 12.0%
  • Divorced: 16.9%

50 residents are foreign born (0.7% Latin America, 0.3% Europe).

This place:

2.5%
Virginia:

11.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $523 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $597 (0.5%)

Horse Pasture satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greensboro, NC (38.4 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (349.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Fieldale, VA (2.3 miles ), Ridgeway, VA (2.4 miles ), Villa Heights, VA (2.4 miles ), Martinsville, VA (2.4 miles ), Collinsville, VA (2.6 miles ), Chatmoss, VA (2.9 miles ), Stanleytown, VA (2.9 miles ), Laurel Park, VA (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 36.63 N, Longitude: 79.94 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 276

Horse Pasture household income distribution Horse Pasture home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.3%
Virginia:

4.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Utilities (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (43%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (4%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Horse Pasture, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Horse Pasture-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Virginia state average. It is 47% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/20/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.1 miles away from the Horse Pasture place center killed 2 people and injured 27 people and caused $34 million in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F3 tornado 29.5 miles away from the place center injured 30 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Horse Pasture-area historical earthquake activity is near Virginia state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 245.5 miles away from the city center
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 130.6 miles away from Horse Pasture center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 116.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 118.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 238.7 miles away from Horse Pasture center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 231.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Henry County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Horse Pasture topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Horse Pasture:

  • DAVITA - MARTINSVILLE DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; MARTINSVILLE, VA)
  • BLUE RIDGE NSG CNTR MARTINSVILE HENRY (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MARTINSVILLE, VA)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER- MARTINSVLLE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MARTINSVILLE, VA)
  • HOMECARE OF MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; MARTINSVILLE, VA)
  • HOSPICE OF MEM HOSP OF MARTINSVILLE (Hospital, about 7 miles away; MARTINSVILLE, VA)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF MARTINSVILLE & HENRY COUNTY Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; MARTINSVILLE, VA)
  • BLUE RIDGE REHAB CENT (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MARTINSVILLE, VA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Horse Pasture:

  • Patrick Henry Community College (about 9 miles; Martinsville, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,266)
  • Danville Community College (about 30 miles; Danville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,747)
  • Guilford College (about 38 miles; Greensboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,211)
  • Wake Forest University (about 39 miles; Winston Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 6,407)
  • North Carolina A & T State University (about 40 miles; Greensboro, NC; FT enrollment: 9,805)
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro (about 40 miles; Greensboro, NC; FT enrollment: 16,174)
  • Winston-Salem State University (about 41 miles; Winston-Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 5,378)

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Notable location: Horsepasture Volunteer Rescue Squad (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Horse Pasture: Christian View Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Spencers Mill Creek (A), Muddy Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Henry County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2011 was 7.74. This is significantly better than average.

City:

7.74
U.S.:

74.67

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2011 was 1.25. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.25
U.S.:

1.91
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 23.1%
(14.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.6% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  67.6%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.1%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
115 people in state prisons in 2010

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.6
Virginia average:

12.3

Horse Pasture travel time to work - commute Horse Pasture mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Horse Pasture CDP (based on Henry County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant21,48190
Mainline Protestant3,15020
Black Protestant8888
Other4871
None28,145-
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: 13
Henry County:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Henry County:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 42
Henry County:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
Here:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.3%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Henry County:

27.9%
Virginia:

26.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Horse Pasture:

50.1%
Virginia:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.3%
Virginia:

47.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.4
Virginia:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.7%
Virginia:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.9%
Virginia:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Horse Pasture:

6.7
Virginia:

6.8

Overweight people:
Horse Pasture:

38.0%
Virginia:

33.7%

General health condition:
Horse Pasture:

55.7%
Virginia:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Horse Pasture:

78.8%
Virginia:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Horse Pasture, VA Residents

3.75% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,545 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.75%
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 Martinsville city, VA  0.78% ($23,800 average AGI)
from Franklin County, VA  0.34% ($23,667)
from Rockingham County, NC  0.33% ($20,460)


4.63% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,211 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.63%
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 Martinsville city, VA  0.79% ($25,471 average AGI)
to Franklin County, VA  0.37% ($39,111)
to Patrick County, VA  0.33% ($24,906)

Strongest AM radio stations in Horse Pasture:

  • WHEE (1370 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: PATRICK HENRY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WODY (1160 AM; 5 kW; FIELDALE, VA; Owner: BASE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCBX (900 AM; 1 kW; BASSETT, VA; Owner: BASE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFIC (1530 AM; daytime; 1 kW; COLLINSVILLE, VA; Owner: BASE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVA (1450 AM; 1 kW; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: MARTINSVILLE BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WHEO (1270 AM; 5 kW; STUART, VA; Owner: MOUNTAIN VIEW COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPAQ (740 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: RALPH D. EPPERSON)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WWBG (1470 AM; 10 kW; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING COPORATION)
  • WCLW (1130 AM; daytime; 1 kW; EDEN, NC; Owner: DR JERRY L CARTER D/BA/ REIDSVILE BAPTIST CHURCH)

Strongest FM radio stations in Horse Pasture:

  • WPIM (90.5 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC)
  • WGBT (94.5 FM; EDEN, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJMH (102.1 FM; REIDSVILLE, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTQR (104.1 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMQX-FM (93.1 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WVTF (89.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • W285DJ (104.9 FM; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC,)
  • WZBB (99.9 FM; STANLEYTOWN, VA; Owner: WNLB RADIO, INC.)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WBRF (98.1 FM; GALAX, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE RADIO, INC.)
  • WFDD (88.5 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY)
  • WKZL (107.5 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: DICK BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. OF TENNESSEE)
  • WMAG (99.5 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOZN (98.7 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WQMG-FM (97.1 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WVBZ (100.3 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Horse Pasture:

  • WFMY-TV (Channel 2; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WFMY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WUPN-TV (Channel 48; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WUPN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WXLV-TV (Channel 45; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WXLV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTWB-TV (Channel 20; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: WTWB OF THE TRIAD, LLC)
  • WLXI-TV (Channel 61; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WGPX (Channel 16; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: PAXSON GREENSBORO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WXII-TV (Channel 12; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WXII HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WXIV-LP (Channel 14; REIDSVILLE, NC; Owner: CAROLINA BLUE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 30m98ftTotal length
  • $526,000Total costs
  • 36,717Total average daily traffic
  • 3,182Total average daily truck traffic

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (83%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)

Horse Pasture compared to Virginia state average:

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