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Albemarle County, Virginia (VA)

County population in 2014: 104,489 (55% urban, 45% rural); it was 79,236 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 17,524
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,537
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 20,983
Renter-occupied apartments: 13,096 (it was 10,893 in 2000)
% of renters here:

34%
State:

33%

Land area: 723 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 145 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Albemarle County: 95.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (38.2%), Educational, health and social services (12.7%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 61%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Albemarle County, Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (77.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (9.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.5%)
  • Asian alone (4.6%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Virginia median age:  37.0 years
Males: 50,263  (48.1%)
Females: 54,226  (51.9%)
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Albemarle County,VA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Albemarle County:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $70,312 ($50,749 in 1999)

This county:

$70312
Virginia:

$62666

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $1,020 (lower quartile is $832, upper quartile is $1,237)
This county:

$1020
State:

$922


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $319,300 (it was $160,500 in 2000)
Albemarle:

$319,300
Virginia:

$239,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $192,500 - $476,400

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $464,415
Here:

$464,415
State:

$320,313

Townhouses or other attached units: $222,173
Here:

$222,173
State:

$312,609

In 2-unit structures: $230,587
Here:

$230,587
State:

$214,941

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $301,882
Here:

$301,882
State:

$215,179

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $188,291
Here:

$188,291
State:

$268,971

Mobile homes: $70,563
Here:

$70,563
State:

$57,576
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,710
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $479

Institutionalized population: 1,268
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 488 buildings, average cost: $335,400
  • 2008: 374 buildings, average cost: $314,500
  • 2009: 285 buildings, average cost: $264,400
  • 2010: 331 buildings, average cost: $290,700
  • 2011: 384 buildings, average cost: $244,900
  • 2012: 331 buildings, average cost: $266,600
  • 2013: 412 buildings, average cost: $238,300
  • 2014: 404 buildings, average cost: $278,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,299 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,282 (0.8%)

Albemarle County household income distribution in 2009 Albemarle County home values distribution Albemarle County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.4%
(7.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.3% for Black residents, 25.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.6% for American Indian residents, 27.1% for other race residents, 11.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.4%
Albemarle County:

10.4%
Virginia:

11.7%
(7.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.4% for Black residents, 24.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.9% for American Indian residents, 29.6% for other race residents, 10.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 39 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 41 years old, Asian residents: 27 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 19 years old)

Area name: Charlottesville, VA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Albemarle County is $643 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $761 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $986 a month.

Cities in this county include: University of Virginia, Hollymead, Pantops, Crozet, Rivanna, Piney Mountain, Ivy, Scottsville, Esmont, Free Union.

Albemarle County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2012 air pollution in Albemarle County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.031 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Alameda County, California , Barton County, Kansas , Cedar County, Missouri , Logan County, West Virginia , Solano County, California , Tuolumne County, California , St. Francois County, Missouri .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.5%
Virginia:

4.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 5,379
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 47.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 5,753 (31% naturalized citizens)

Albemarle County:

7.3%
Whole state:

8.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 2,282
  • 1990 to 1994: 989
  • 1985 to 1989: 667
  • 1980 to 1984: 411
  • 1975 to 1979: 288
  • 1970 to 1974: 196
  • 1970 to 1974: 263
  • 1965 to 1969: 657

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 54.8%

Albemarle County marital status for males Albemarle County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 21,225
  • One, attached: 3,533
  • Two: 431
  • 3 or 4: 937
  • 5 to 9: 1,488
  • 10 to 19: 2,628
  • 20 or more: 1,710
  • Mobile homes: 1,742
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 26

Housing units in Albemarle County with a mortgage: 12,652 (1,093 second mortgage, 1,874 home equity loan, 36 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,724

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

75.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Albemarle County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,61061
Mainline Protestant9,67134
Other2,36211
Catholic1661
Black Protestant-1
None74,161-
Albemarle County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 24
Albemarle County:

2.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
This county:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Albemarle County:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 58
This county:

6.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Albemarle County:

8.2%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Albemarle County:

23.3%
State:

26.7%

Agriculture in Albemarle County:

Average size of farms: 193 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $20,857
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $187.76
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 8.10%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 64.72%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $26,962
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 20.29%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.76%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $43,764
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.70%
Average age of principal farm operators: 60 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.81
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.82%
Corn for grain: 842 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1543 harvested acres
Vegetables: 42 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,794 acres

Earthquake activity:

Albemarle County-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 45.9 miles away from Albemarle County 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 259.4 miles away from the county 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 31.4 miles away from the county 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 294.5 miles away from the county center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 38.9 miles away from Albemarle County 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 45.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • VirginiaSevere Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 5, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1905): April 27, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1905, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • VirginiaSevere Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 18, 2009 to December 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1874): February 16, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1874, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • VirginiaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3240): September 12, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3240, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • VirginiaHurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to October 1, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1491): September 18, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1491, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • VirginiaHeard Mountain Fire Complex, Incident Period: November 19, 2001 to December 9, 2001, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • VirginiaWinter Storm, Incident Period: January 25, 2000 to January 30, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1318): February 28, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1318, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • VirginiaHurricane Fran, Incident Period: September 5, 1996 to September 23, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1135): September 6, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1135, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • VirginiaBlizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1086): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1086, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • VirginiaSevere Storm, Flooding, Incident Period: June 22, 1995 to July 7, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1059): July 1, 1995, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1059, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • VirginiaIce Storm, Winter Storm, Severe Storm, Incident Period: March 1, 1994 to March 5, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1021): April 11, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1021, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Winter Storm, Storm
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Albemarle County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 5, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (12%)
  • Mexico (11%)
  • India (9%)
  • United Kingdom (8%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Korea (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Albemarle County (%):

  • English (17%)
  • United States or American (15%)
  • German (12%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4%)
  • Scottish (3%)

Albemarle County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 30,827 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 4,715 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 616 (2%)
  • Subway or elevated: 18 (0%)
  • Railroad: 6 (0%)
  • Taxi: 24 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 63 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 79 (0%)
  • Walked: 594 (2%)
  • Other means: 184 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 2,011 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Albemarle County, Virginia in 2000:

  • 803 people in nursing homes
  • 380 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 119 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 107 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 62 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 19 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 13 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 9 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in religious group quarters
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 7 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in Albemarle County, Virginia in 2010:

  • 5,362 people in college/university student housing
  • 688 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 560 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 93 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 81 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 30 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 30 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 15 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 5 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $80,617.

10.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($60,207 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.51%
Virginia average:

9.34%


0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($617 average AGI)
Albemarle County:

0.14%
Virginia average:

0.21%

5.90% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($28,529 average AGI)
4.48% relocated from other states ($31,060 average AGI)
Albemarle County:

4.48%
Virginia average:

3.74%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Charlottesville city, VA  2.00% ($41,623 average AGI)
from Fluvanna County, VA  0.47% ($39,903)
from Greene County, VA  0.41% ($41,174)
from Fairfax County, VA  0.35% ($98,016)
from Arlington County, VA  0.20% ($83,690)
from Louisa County, VA  0.19% ($39,824)
from Orange County, VA  0.15% ($55,611)


10.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($51,788 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.08%
Virginia average:

9.20%


0.19% of residents moved to foreign countries ($754 average AGI)
Albemarle County:

0.19%
Virginia average:

0.20%

5.88% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($25,467 average AGI)
4.01% relocated to other states ($25,567 average AGI)
Albemarle County:

4.01%
Virginia average:

3.60%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Charlottesville city, VA  1.71% ($38,923 average AGI)
to Fluvanna County, VA  0.55% ($37,580)
to Greene County, VA  0.42% ($37,048)
to Louisa County, VA  0.31% ($46,636)
to Fairfax County, VA  0.27% ($60,500)
to Henrico County, VA  0.23% ($43,383)
to Nelson County, VA  0.20% ($30,671)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.6

Births per 1000 population in Albemarle County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Albemarle County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Albemarle County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Albemarle County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Albemarle County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 12,919 (11,647 aged, 1,272 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,491 (12%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Albemarle County, Virginia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (656)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (511)
  • Unspecified dementia (505)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (501)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (494)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (427)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (370)
  • Congestive heart failure (298)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (274)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (188)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 998.710
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 737.460
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4.41

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 58.67
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 46.3

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8.82

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 111.5. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 55.8
  • Other - 55.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 92,106
  • In family households: 74,730 (17,379 male householders, 7,199 female householders)
    19,600 spouses, 24,789 children (23,464 natural, 592 adopted, 733 stepchildren), 1,273 grandchildren, 679 brothers or sisters, 663 parents, 812 other relatives, 1,884 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 17,376 (5,626 male householders (4,122 living alone)), 7,953 female householders (6,578 living alone)), 3,797 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 6,864 (1,268 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 11,371 2-persons, 5,422 3-persons, 4,761 4-persons, 1,992 5-persons, 710 6-persons, 322 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,700 1-person, 2,264 2-persons, 415 3-persons, 157 4-persons, 26 5-persons, 7 6-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons.

14,702 married couples with children.
3,635 single-parent households (754 men, 2,881 women).

91.4% of residents of Albemarle County speak English at home.
2.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
3.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (53% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (59% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 23% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $263,922,000 ($2975 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $9,504,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $156,967,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $62,564,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $990,000
Federal grants: $32,208,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,531,000 ($705,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,661,000 ($1,540,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,030,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $24,353,000
Federal Government insurance: $25,973,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 5,292
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,150
Here:

35 per 1000 residents
State:

40 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,101
Here:

+23 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,414
Here:

+27 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Albemarle County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 11.60 millions of gallons per day (0% from ground, 100% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.1
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 955
  • 2000 to 2004: 7,459
  • 1990 to 1999: 11,970
  • 1980 to 1989: 8,503
  • 1970 to 1979: 6,155
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,164
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,044
  • 1940 to 1949: 810
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,423
Rooms in houses/apartments in Albemarle County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 96
  • 3 rooms: 370
  • 4 rooms: 1,337
  • 5 rooms: 3,136
  • 6 rooms: 3,636
  • 7 rooms: 3,414
  • 8 rooms: 3,598
  • 9+ rooms: 5,388
  • 1 room: 336
  • 2 rooms: 1,019
  • 3 rooms: 1,681
  • 4 rooms: 2,996
  • 5 rooms: 2,377
  • 6 rooms: 1,223
  • 7 rooms: 557
  • 8 rooms: 315
  • 9+ rooms: 389
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Albemarle County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 14
  • 1 bedroom: 355
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,144
  • 3 bedrooms: 9,731
  • 4 bedrooms: 6,276
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,463
  • no bedroom: 382
  • 1 bedroom: 2,479
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,921
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,447
  • 4 bedrooms: 506
  • 5+ bedrooms: 158
Cars and other vehicles available in Albemarle County, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 474
  • 1 vehicle: 5,016
  • 2 vehicles: 9,614
  • 3 vehicles: 4,220
  • 4 vehicles: 1,200
  • 5+ vehicles: 459
  • no vehicle: 942
  • 1 vehicle: 5,399
  • 2 vehicles: 3,673
  • 3 vehicles: 621
  • 4 vehicles: 179
  • 5+ vehicles: 79

52% of Albemarle County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 46% lived in Virginia.

Albemarle County:

51.6%
State average:

53.8%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 39195
  • Northeast: 12676
  • Midwest: 6028
  • South: 11796
  • West: 3035

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $125,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Albemarle County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (55.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (17.2%)
  • Utility gas (10.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.1%)
  • Wood (6.0%)
  • Electricity (58.5%)
  • Utility gas (20.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10.5%)
  • Wood (5.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,222
Here:

13.1%
Virginia:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 610
Here:

14.5%
Virginia:

8.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 336
Here:

13.7%
Virginia:

20.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Albemarle County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General - Other: $13,277,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $12,334,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $134,931,000
    Police Protection: $12,416,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $11,461,000
    Health - Other: $8,375,000
    Housing and Community Development: $7,780,000
    Local Fire Protection: $5,963,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,901,000
    Financial Administration: $3,876,000
    General - Other: $3,876,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,122,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,897,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,650,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,177,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,087,000
    Solid Waste Management: $168,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $165,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,193,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $10,732,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,878,000
    Libraries: $2,527,000
    Correctional Institutions: $976,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $82,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Other Higher Education: $22,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $185,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $114,143,000

Albemarle County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,658,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $2,111,000
    All Other: $1,961,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $1,597,000
    Parks and Recreation: $281,000
    Sewerage: $54,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $4,799,000
    All Other: $4,179,000
    Education: $380,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $3,418,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $12,785,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $6,900,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $304,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $43,681,000
    General Local Government Support: $17,151,000
    All Other: $8,896,000
    Public Welfare: $223,000
  • Tax - Property: $107,249,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,311,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $10,156,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $8,959,000
    Other Selective Sales: $6,750,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $2,647,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,111,000
    Other License: $1,468,000

Albemarle County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $132,380,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $129,173,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $100,900,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $100,550,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,730,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,380,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,207,000

Albemarle County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $36,567,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $36,449,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $130,599,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 819
  • Number of aged recipients: 121
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 698
  • Number of recipients under 18: 115
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 489
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 215
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 327
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 336
Albemarle County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Albemarle County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 16 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED335$247,827687$281,8822,797$251,447181$116,9123$978,000177$247,38421$138,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$212,28652$344,250156$265,79518$89,3330$012$315,5834$76,250
APPLICATIONS DENIED30$241,70066$298,303689$268,80672$72,8190$071$192,25419$115,158
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN36$223,66774$293,054486$270,80029$212,8970$048$380,6885$183,400
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$210,00011$353,727122$288,8857$172,8570$09$229,8893$95,333
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 13 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED82$265,80539$276,5900$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED29$328,41422$284,2271$545,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$292,2508$251,8750$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$220,3333$235,3330$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$203,0001$299,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Albemarle County, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary10479.4 years
William9673.6 years
John9475.3 years
James9372.1 years
George6173.7 years
Robert5574.0 years
Charles4972.1 years
Thomas3871.6 years
Virginia3877.2 years
Joseph2671.7 years
Most common last names in Albemarle County, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Wood5078.3 years
Morris4874.1 years
Johnson4876.3 years
Jones4775.2 years
Davis4672.5 years
Shifflett3769.1 years
Gibson3170.1 years
Sandridge2974.0 years
Brown2876.2 years
Garrison2577.8 years
Businesses in Albemarle County, VA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Mazda1
Ace Hardware1McDonald's2
Advance Auto Parts1Panera Bread1
Applebee's1PetSmart1
Audi1Quiznos1
BMW1RadioShack1
Burger King1Rite Aid1
CVS1Starbucks3
CarMax1Subway5
Comfort Inn1T.G.I. Driday's1
Dairy Queen2Target1
Dunkin Donuts1Toyota1
FedEx7U-Haul1
Ford1U.S. Cellular1
GNC1UPS11
GameStop1Verizon Wireless1
Giant1Volkswagen1
H&R Block3Walgreens1
Hardee's1

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