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Amelia County, Virginia (VA)


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County population in 2012: 12,759 (all rural); it was 11,400 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,685
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,236
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,477
Renter-occupied apartments: 900 (it was 763 in 2000)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

33%

Land area: 357 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.7 sq. mi.
Population density: 36 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Amelia County: 87.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (18.9%), Retail trade (14.5%), Construction (13.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Amelia County, Virginia:


Median resident age:  42.0 years
Virginia median age:  37.0 years

Males: 6,227  (44.3%)
Females: 6,463  (55.7%)

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Average household size:
Amelia County:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $51,163 ($40,252 in 1999)
This county:

$51163
Virginia:

$59330

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $538 (lower quartile is $406, upper quartile is $727)
This county:

$538
State:

$832


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $173,784 (it was $92,200 in 2000)
Amelia County:

$173,784
Virginia:

$252,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $124,435 - $227,421

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $227,527
Here:

$227,527
State:

$330,816

Townhouses or other attached units: $348,677
Here:

$348,677
State:

$310,878

In 2-unit structures: $19,139
Here:

$19,139
State:

$285,516

Mobile homes: $118,774
Here:

$118,774
State:

$37,843
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,428
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $277

Institutionalized population: 99

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Amelia County, VA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $596 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $670 (0.4%)


Amelia County household income distribution in 2009 Amelia County home values distribution


Amelia County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 13.9%
(10.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.3% for Black residents, 25.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 24.4% for other race residents, 69.6% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 42 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 45 years old, American Indian residents: 44 years old, Asian residents: 33 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

8.4%
Whole state:

9.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

2.7%
Whole state:

4.3%

Area name: Richmond, VA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Amelia County is $678 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $757 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1010 a month.

Cities in this county include: Amelia Court House.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Amelia County: Pointons Store (A), Brays Store (B), Beaverpond Mill (C), Whites Store (D), Oakmulgee Dairy (E), Amelia County Volunteer Fire Department (F), Amelia County Fire Services Assistant Coordinator (G), Amelia County Fire Services Coordinator (H), Amelia County Volunteer Fire Department Company 5 Paineville (I), Amelia County Volunteer Fire Department Company 4 Mattoax (J), Amelia County Volunteer Fire Department Company 3 Jetersville (K), Amelia County Volunteer Fire Department Company 2 Mannboro (L), Hillsman House (M), King David Lodge Hall (N), Mattoax Company 4 (O), Jetersville Company 3 (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Amelia County include: Poplar Hill Church (A), Promise Land Church (B), Albright Presbyterian Church (C), Amelia Church (D), Arbor Church (E), Rennie Church (F), Bethel Church (G), Bethia Church (H), Saint James Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Big Oak Cemetery (1), Bollins Cemetery (2), Tucker Cemetery (3), Turner Cemetery (4), Coleman Cemetery (5), Craddock Cemetery (6), Farley Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Big Pond (A), Bardens Pond (B), Beaver Pond (C), Owenbys Lake (D), Andersons Lake (E), Amelia Lake (F), Anderson Pond (G), Beaver Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Woods Branch (A), Wolfes Branch (B), Winticomack Creek (C), Winterpock Creek (D), Wildcat Branch (E), West Creek (F), Walnut Branch (G), Walker Branch (H), Vaughns Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Amelia County include: Amella Wildlife Management Area (1), Saylers Creek Battlefield State Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Chesterfield County , Cumberland County , Dinwiddie County , Nottoway County , Powhatan County , Prince Edward County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 219
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 68.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 80 (61% naturalized citizens)

Amelia County:

0.7%
Whole state:

8.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 41.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 33.5%

Amelia County marital status for males
Amelia County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Amelia County with a mortgage: 1,324 (136 second mortgage, 134 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 431

Here:

75.4% with mortgage
State:

75.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 28.60%
Here28.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 3,260
Total congregations: 27

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)International Church of the Foursquare GospelMennonite; Other Groups
Adherents1,295 (39.7%)864 (26.5%)338 (10.4%)323 (9.9%)151 (4.6%)
Congregations5 (18.5%)7 (25.9%)6 (22.2%)1 (3.7%)1 (3.7%)
NameEpiscopal ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Lutheran ChurchCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents111 (3.4%)77 (2.4%)50 (1.5%)30 (0.9%)21 (0.6%)
Congregations1 (3.7%)1 (3.7%)1 (3.7%)1 (3.7%)3 (11.1%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Amelia County - Amelia Court House

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
This county:

5.54 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Amelia County:

3.96 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.1%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.7%
Virginia:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Amelia County:

12.8%
State:

18.6%


Agriculture in Amelia County:

Average size of farms: 200 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $113,163
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $146.96
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.13%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 93.46%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $94,398
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 25.19%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $33,056
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.57%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 16.95
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 14.87%
Corn for grain: 1406 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 843 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 5984 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 6 acres

Tornado activity:

Amelia County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Virginia state average. It is 1.4 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 9/23/2003, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused $30,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Amelia County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above 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 17.5 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 29.5 miles away from the 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 22.6 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 28.3 miles away from Amelia County center
On 9/22/2001 at 16:01:20, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, 2.5 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 53.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Amelia County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

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

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (3%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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




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





Amelia County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,285 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 911 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 25 (0%)
  • Walked: 42 (1%)
  • Other means: 63 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 157 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


106 people in nursing homes

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $45,928.

8.45% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($42,788 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.45%
Virginia average:

11.06%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
7.02% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($36,465 average AGI)
1.43% relocated from other states ($6,322 average AGI)
Amelia County:

1.43%
Virginia average:

4.24%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Chesterfield County, VA  3.41% ($47,615 average AGI)
from Nottoway County, VA  0.44% ($31,818)
from Richmond city, VA  0.44% ($35,682)
from Henrico County, VA  0.42% ($46,571)
from Prince Edward County, VA  0.40% ($31,450)
from Powhatan County, VA  0.32% ($67,563)


6.74% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,857 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.74%
Virginia average:

10.78%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.71% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($31,521 average AGI)
1.03% relocated to other states ($6,338 average AGI)
Amelia County:

1.03%
Virginia average:

4.13%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Chesterfield County, VA  1.81% ($42,545 average AGI)
to Nottoway County, VA  0.76% ($32,324)
to Prince Edward County, VA  0.55% ($37,259)
to Richmond city, VA  0.55% ($18,593)
to Powhatan County, VA  0.43% ($65,000)
to Henrico County, VA  0.23% ($35,818)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.3

Births per 1000 population in Amelia County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Amelia County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Amelia County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,771 (1,455 aged, 316 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1099.980
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1197.750
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8.15

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 19.29
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 24.44

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8.15

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 12,562

Size of family households: 1,588 2-persons, 871 3-persons, 658 4-persons, 267 5-persons, 119 6-persons, 72 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,022 1-person, 185 2-persons, 22 3-persons, 13 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

97.4% of residents of Amelia County speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 34% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (60% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $52,488,000 ($4400 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,424,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $30,768,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $8,336,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,124,000
Federal grants: $10,144,000
Federal procurement contracts: $457,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,659,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $702,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $10,315,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,449,000

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

Births: 779
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 674
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

40 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +799
Here:

+65 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Amelia County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.00 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Amelia County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 15
  • 3 rooms: 110
  • 4 rooms: 292
  • 5 rooms: 923
  • 6 rooms: 851
  • 7 rooms: 591
  • 8 rooms: 347
  • 9+ rooms: 348
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 26
  • 3 rooms: 66
  • 4 rooms: 213
  • 5 rooms: 204
  • 6 rooms: 133
  • 7 rooms: 60
  • 8 rooms: 61
  • 9+ rooms: 0
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Amelia County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 65
  • 2 bedrooms: 600
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,098
  • 4 bedrooms: 650
  • 5+ bedrooms: 57
  • no bedroom: 12
  • 1 bedroom: 38
  • 2 bedrooms: 344
  • 3 bedrooms: 272
  • 4 bedrooms: 86
  • 5+ bedrooms: 11
Cars and other vehicles available in Amelia County, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 151
  • 1 vehicle: 710
  • 2 vehicles: 1,282
  • 3 vehicles: 816
  • 4 vehicles: 382
  • 5+ vehicles: 136
  • no vehicle: 103
  • 1 vehicle: 331
  • 2 vehicles: 266
  • 3 vehicles: 49
  • 4 vehicles: 6
  • 5+ vehicles: 8

63% of Amelia County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 84% lived in Virginia.

Amelia County:

63.2%
State average:

53.8%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $101,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Amelia County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (44.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (25.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16.8%)
  • Wood (11.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (0.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)
  • Electricity (33.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (29.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21.4%)
  • Wood (14.2%)
  • No fuel used (1.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 197
Here:

13.8%
Virginia:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 73
Here:

10.1%
Virginia:

8.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 14
Here:

7.2%
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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Amelia County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Amelia County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Amelia County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Amelia County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Amelia County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Amelia County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)



Businesses in Amelia County, VA
NameCountNameCount
Econo Lodge1Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
McDonald's1UPS1
Rite Aid2

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