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Population in 2012: 318 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +12.8%
 

Males: 128  (40.3%)
Females: 190  (59.7%)

Median resident age:  44.3 years
Virginia median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 23874.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $70,746 (it was $26,250 in 2000)
Newsoms:

$70,746
VA:

$61,741
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,196

Newsoms town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $140,852 (it was $63,800 in 2000)
Newsoms:

$140,852
VA:

$237,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $158,091; Detached houses: $158,091

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,200.

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  • White alone - 161 (50.2%)
  • Black alone - 155 (48.3%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.3%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Newsoms: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (8.7%), Subsaharan African (6.5%), English (6.3%), Irish (5.0%), German (4.1%), Czech (2.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1946

Elevation: 92 feet

Land area: 0.50 square miles.

Population density: 630 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Newsoms:

  • High school or higher: 74.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.1%
  • Unemployed: 9.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Newsoms town:

  • Never married: 35.3%
  • Now married: 43.4%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

8 residents are foreign born (2.3% Latin America, 0.9% Asia).

This town:  2.3%
Virginia:  11.6%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Newsoms, Virginia as of August 30, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Newsoms to the number of sex offenders is 106 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $835 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $350 (0.2%)

Newsoms satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Suffolk, VA (29.7 miles , pop. 63,677).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Norfolk, VA (51.2 miles , pop. 234,403).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (256.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Boykins, VA (2.3 miles ), Courtland, VA (2.6 miles ), Capron, VA (2.7 miles) , Branchville, VA (2.8 miles) , Severn, NC (2.9 miles ), Riverdale, VA (3.3 miles ), Como, NC (3.3 miles) , Southampton Meadows, VA (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 36.63 N, Longitude: 77.13 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 757

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.6%
Virginia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -55 (-16.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (23%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (2%)
  • Accommodation and food services (31%)
  • Retail trade (30%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (1%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (22%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Religious workers (9%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Customer service representatives (9%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Financial managers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Newsoms-area historical tornado activity is above Virginia state average. It is 42% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/28/1988, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.4 miles away from the Newsoms town center killed 4 people and injured 154 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 8/6/1993, a category F4 tornado 43.0 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 246 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Newsoms-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 97% 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 79.0 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 93.8 miles away from Newsoms 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 86.1 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 88.7 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 Southampton County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Newsoms:

  • COURTLAND HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; COURTLAND, VA)
  • COURTLAND HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; COURTLAND, VA)
  • SOUTHAMPTON DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; FRANKLIN, VA)

Political contributions by individuals in Newsoms, VA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Newsoms:

  • Virginia State University (about 46 miles; Petersburg, VA; Full-time enrollment: 4,635)
  • Christopher Newport University (about 47 miles; Newport News, VA; FT enrollment: 4,722)
  • Tidewater Community College (about 49 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 12,101)
  • Old Dominion University (about 50 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 15,643)
  • Thomas Nelson Community College (about 50 miles; Hampton, VA; FT enrollment: 3,554)
  • Norfolk State University (about 50 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 5,675)
  • College of William and Mary (about 51 miles; Williamsburg, VA; FT enrollment: 7,397)

Public elementary/middle school in Newsoms:

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Notable location: Newsoms Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Southampton 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 2012: 14.2%
(9.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.6% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  64.7%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.0%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Newsoms, VA

Newsoms compared to Virginia state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Newsoms travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (62%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15%)
  • Wood (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Newsoms town (based on Southampton County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.68%
Here43.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents63.1%23.7%4.1%3.6%5.5%
Congregations41.7%38.9%5.6%5.6%8.3%
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:

1.63 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

2.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.42 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Southampton County:

2.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.1%
State:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.6%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Southampton County:

19.9%
Virginia:

18.6%

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 0$0 1$650
Totals for Government 0$0 1$650


8.00% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,116 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.00%
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 Franklin city, VA  1.21% ($34,192 average AGI)
from Suffolk city, VA  0.78% ($37,043)
from Virginia Beach city, VA  0.68% ($37,488)


6.02% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,483 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.02%
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 Franklin city, VA  1.07% ($30,159 average AGI)
to Isle of Wight County, VA  0.54% ($26,469)
to Suffolk city, VA  0.42% ($30,680)

Strongest AM radio stations in Newsoms:

  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDZY (1290 AM; 25 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGH (1310 AM; 20 kW; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WKGM (940 AM; 10 kW; SMITHFIELD, VA; Owner: WKGM, INC.)
  • WPMH (1010 AM; 10 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WLQM (1250 AM; daytime; 1 kW; FRANKLIN, VA; Owner: FRANKLIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWDR (1080 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MURFREESBORO, NC; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WGGM (820 AM; 10 kW; CHESTER, VA; Owner: HOFFMAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Newsoms:

  • WLQM-FM (101.7 FM; FRANKLIN, VA; Owner: FRANKLIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAFX (106.9 FM; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WDLZ (98.3 FM; MURFREESBORO, NC; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WHRO-FM (90.3 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION,INC)
  • WHRV (89.5 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION,INC)
  • WKOC (93.7 FM; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WVKL (95.7 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBXB (100.1 FM; EDENTON, NC; Owner: EDENTON CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WZRU (88.5 FM; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: ROANOKE VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJCD (107.7 FM; WINDSOR, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYTT (97.9 FM; GASTON, NC; Owner: MAINQUAD, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Newsoms:

  • WTKR (Channel 3; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WTVZ-TV (Channel 33; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WTVZ LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WHRO-TV (Channel 15; HAMPTON-NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOC, INC.)
  • WPXV (Channel 49; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WVEC-TV (Channel 13; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: WVEC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WAVY-TV (Channel 10; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WGNT (Channel 27; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WUNP-TV (Channel 36; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Newsoms)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 36.625056 Lon: -77.087694, Call Sign: WQQL336
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.675 MHz, 159.915 MHz, 159.990 MHz, 160.110 MHz, 160.125 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/17/2013, Expiration Date: 01/17/2023, Certifier: Brian P Rountree
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Ste E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 30
  • Hazardous Condition: 8
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Newsoms


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Most common first names in Newsoms, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2569.3 years
John1276.6 years
Mary1281.4 years
Joe970.5 years
Willie979.4 years
George873.1 years
Annie875.7 years
Robert763.6 years
William674.7 years
Jessie677.0 years
Most common last names in Newsoms, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Porter1978.4 years
Drake1778.2 years
Worrell1279.3 years
Gray1073.5 years
Vick1074.2 years
Ferguson975.4 years
Pope962.3 years
Majette867.0 years
Mason866.2 years
Everett775.8 years
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