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Buckingham County, Virginia (VA)


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County population in 2012: 17,088 (all rural); it was 15,623 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,676
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,849
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,148
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,440 (it was 1,176 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

33%

Land area: 581 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.7 sq. mi.
Population density: 30 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Buckingham County: 86.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.7%), Retail trade (12.9%), Public administration (12.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 27%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Buckingham County, Virginia:


Median resident age:  41.0 years
Virginia median age:  37.0 years

Males: 9,493  (50.0%)
Females: 7,653  (50.0%)

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Average household size:
Buckingham County:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $37,982 ($29,882 in 1999)
This county:

$37982
Virginia:

$59330

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $405 (lower quartile is $298, upper quartile is $560)
This county:

$405
State:

$832


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $111,937 (it was $71,200 in 2000)
Buckingham County:

$111,937
Virginia:

$252,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $58,983 - $164,963

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $261,616
Here:

$261,616
State:

$330,816

Mobile homes: $69,680
Here:

$69,680
State:

$37,843

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $18,730
Here:

$18,730
State:

$92,978
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,216
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $254

Institutionalized population: 2,250

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):


Buckingham 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: $467 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $545 (0.5%)


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


Buckingham County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 17.7%
(11.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.0% for Black residents, 39.2% for American Indian residents, 52.3% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 41 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 40 years old, American Indian residents: 49 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

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

20.0%
Whole state:

9.6%

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

7.2%
Whole state:

4.3%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Buckingham County is $434 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $483 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $621 a month.

Cities in this county include: Dillwyn.

Buckingham 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 Buckingham County: Johnson Station (A), New Store (B), Well Water (C), Diana Mills (D), Gravel Hill (E), Dobsons Bridge (F), Slate River Mills (G), Arvonia Volunteer Fire Department (H), Victora Fire and Rescue (I), Farmville Volunteer Fire Department (J), Arvonia Rescue Squad (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Buckingham County include: Alexandria Church (A), All Nations Church (B), Antioch Church (C), Arvon Presbyterian Church (D), Arvon Church (E), Bagby Church (F), Ridgeway Church (G), Bethel Church (H), Bethlehem Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bettie Cemetery (1), Branch Cemetery (2), Wade Cemetery (3), Ward Cemetery (4), Whitlock Cemetery (5), Trinity Cemetery (6), Thomas Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Oak Hill Lake (A), East Ridge Pond (B), Sutherland Pond (C), Kennedys Pond (D), Horsepen Creek Lake (E), Bradshaw Pond (F), Dillwyn Lake (G), Goodloe Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Warner Branch (A), Walton Fork (B), Turpin Creek (C), Troublesome Creek (D), Tower Branch (E), Tongue Quarter Creek (F), Sycamore Creek (G), Stouts Creek (H), Stock Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Buckingham County include: Buckingham Courthouse Historic District (1), Buckingham Female Collegiate Institute Historic District (2), Horsepen State Wildlife Management Area (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Albemarle County , Appomattox County , Cumberland County , Fluvanna County , Nelson County , Prince Edward County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 336
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 62.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 8.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 118 (49% naturalized citizens)

Buckingham County:

0.8%
Whole state:

8.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 44.5%

Buckingham County marital status for males
Buckingham County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Buckingham County with a mortgage: 1,068 (83 second mortgage, 88 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 796

Here:

57.3% with mortgage
State:

75.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.27%
Here33.3%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 5,197
Total congregations: 42

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)LDS (Mormon) ChurchCatholic Church
Adherents3,561 (68.5%)851 (16.4%)240 (4.6%)114 (2.2%)106 (2.0%)
Congregations17 (40.5%)13 (31.0%)4 (9.5%)1 (2.4%)2 (4.8%)
Name The Wesleyan ChurchChurch of the NazareneInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents105 (2.0%)103 (2.0%)84 (1.6%)29 (0.6%)4 (0.1%)
Congregations1 (2.4%)1 (2.4%)1 (2.4%)1 (2.4%)1 (2.4%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Buckingham County - Dillwyn

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Buckingham County:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
This county:

6.26 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Buckingham County:

2.50 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.1%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.1%
Virginia:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Buckingham County:

17.7%
State:

18.6%


Agriculture in Buckingham County:

Average size of farms: 209 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $52,066
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $87.61
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 4.02%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 90.64%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $41,335
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 26.66%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.17%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $28,861
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.49%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 22.17
Corn for grain: 460 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 271 harvested acres
Vegetables: 24 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 13 acres

Tornado activity:

Buckingham County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly below Virginia state average. It is 1.6 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Buckingham 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 34.1 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 28.0 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 15.6 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 35.5 miles away from Buckingham 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 32.4 miles away from the county center
On 4/22/1991 at 01:01:20, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 9.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.5 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 Buckingham County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

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

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (3%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (3%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (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 Buckingham County (%):





Buckingham County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,166 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 939 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 48 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 16 (0%)
  • Walked: 146 (3%)
  • Other means: 154 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 199 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $37,715.

5.88% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,348 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.88%
Virginia average:

11.06%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.63% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($24,969 average AGI)
1.25% relocated from other states ($5,380 average AGI)
Buckingham County:

1.25%
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 Fluvanna County, VA  0.59% ($43,828 average AGI)
from Prince Edward County, VA  0.57% ($27,536)
from Albemarle County, VA  0.47% ($30,348)
from Cumberland County, VA  0.45% ($23,455)
from Charlottesville city, VA  0.29% ($27,071)
from Henrico County, VA  0.20% ($32,600)
from Nelson County, VA  0.20% ($21,200)


5.78% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,436 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.78%
Virginia average:

10.78%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.61% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($25,085 average AGI)
1.17% relocated to other states ($5,351 average AGI)
Buckingham County:

1.17%
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 Albemarle County, VA  0.70% ($40,324 average AGI)
to Prince Edward County, VA  0.66% ($29,219)
to Cumberland County, VA  0.53% ($22,385)
to Fluvanna County, VA  0.25% ($27,083)
to Charlottesville city, VA  0.25% ($18,333)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.0

Births per 1000 population in Buckingham County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Buckingham County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 13.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Buckingham County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,074 (1,690 aged, 384 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 971.480
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1332.670
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6.23

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 20.49
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 6.23

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6.23

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 14,820

Size of family households: 1,814 2-persons, 1,040 3-persons, 741 4-persons, 318 5-persons, 128 6-persons, 69 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,556 1-person, 261 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 13 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

97.8% of residents of Buckingham County speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (85% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (80% speak English very well, 20% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $71,307,000 ($4479 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,717,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $30,727,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $15,736,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $284,000
Federal grants: $21,352,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,581,000 ($1,216,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,627,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $574,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,843,000
Federal Government insurance: $761,000

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

Births: 768
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 863
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

40 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +29
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +526
Here:

+33 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Buckingham County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.40 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Buckingham County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 36
  • 3 rooms: 80
  • 4 rooms: 524
  • 5 rooms: 1,324
  • 6 rooms: 883
  • 7 rooms: 676
  • 8 rooms: 369
  • 9+ rooms: 247
  • 1 room: 3
  • 2 rooms: 48
  • 3 rooms: 125
  • 4 rooms: 321
  • 5 rooms: 302
  • 6 rooms: 173
  • 7 rooms: 103
  • 8 rooms: 47
  • 9+ rooms: 54
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Buckingham County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 37
  • 1 bedroom: 95
  • 2 bedrooms: 914
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,417
  • 4 bedrooms: 535
  • 5+ bedrooms: 150
  • no bedroom: 3
  • 1 bedroom: 136
  • 2 bedrooms: 506
  • 3 bedrooms: 473
  • 4 bedrooms: 42
  • 5+ bedrooms: 16
Cars and other vehicles available in Buckingham County, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 276
  • 1 vehicle: 1,018
  • 2 vehicles: 1,520
  • 3 vehicles: 895
  • 4 vehicles: 309
  • 5+ vehicles: 130
  • no vehicle: 214
  • 1 vehicle: 571
  • 2 vehicles: 288
  • 3 vehicles: 79
  • 4 vehicles: 14
  • 5+ vehicles: 10

57% of Buckingham County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 77% lived in Virginia.

Buckingham County:

57.1%
State average:

53.8%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $45,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Buckingham County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (40.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (20.5%)
  • Wood (18.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18.0%)
  • Utility gas (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Electricity (41.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21.1%)
  • Wood (19.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.5%)
  • No fuel used (2.0%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 92
Here:

5.1%
Virginia:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 86
Here:

9.5%
Virginia:

8.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 44
Here:

16.8%
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 Debt

Buckingham County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Buckingham County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Buckingham County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Buckingham County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Buckingham County, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7475.4 years
James5969.5 years
Mary5879.3 years
William4777.5 years
Robert3574.8 years
George2971.1 years
Willie2574.5 years
Annie2483.2 years
Thomas2176.2 years
Margaret2080.9 years
Most common last names in Buckingham County, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jamerson4473.6 years
Jones4171.8 years
Taylor4074.2 years
Booker3569.5 years
Anderson3273.6 years
Brown3079.1 years
Shumaker2973.8 years
Allen2576.4 years
Maxey2378.9 years
Harris2376.4 years
Businesses in Buckingham County, VA
NameCountNameCount
Curves1Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
McDonald's1

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