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Charles City County, Virginia (VA)


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County population in 2012: 7,157 (all rural); it was 6,926 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,531
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 917
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,266
Renter-occupied apartments: 507 (it was 404 in 2000)
% of renters here:

15%
State:

33%

Land area: 183 sq. mi.
Water area: 21.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 40 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Charles City County: 86.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (17.6%), Manufacturing (16.0%), Retail trade (11.9%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 80%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 3%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Charles City County, Virginia:


Median resident age:  46.0 years
Virginia median age:  37.0 years

Males: 3,567  (46.8%)
Females: 3,689  (53.2%)

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Average household size:
Charles City County:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $54,332 ($42,745 in 1999)
This county:

$54332
Virginia:

$59330

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $446 (lower quartile is $320, upper quartile is $697)
This county:

$446
State:

$832


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $148,841 (it was $84,000 in 2000)
Charles City County:

$148,841
Virginia:

$252,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $103,604 - $209,321

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $259,909
Here:

$259,909
State:

$330,816

Townhouses or other attached units: $62,479
Here:

$62,479
State:

$310,878

Mobile homes: $116,437
Here:

$116,437
State:

$37,843
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,527
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $297

Institutionalized population: 0

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


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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: $797 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $808 (0.7%)


Charles City County household income distribution in 2009 Charles City County home values distribution


Charles City County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 10.2%
(8.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.9% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.4% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 46 years old
(Males: 45 years old, Females: 47 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 47 years old, American Indian residents: 45 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 34 years old, Other race residents: 35 years old)

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

10.6%
Whole state:

9.6%

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

2.6%
Whole state:

4.3%

Area name: Richmond, VA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Charles City 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: Charles City.

Charles City County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2005 air pollution in Charles City County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.107 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.083 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 12.9 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 31 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.005 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides 24-hour: 0.016 ppm (standard limit: 0.14 ppm). Near U.S. average.


Local government website: www.co.charles-city.va.us

Click to draw/clear Charles City County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Charles City County: Oldfield (A), Nances Shop (B), Charles City Landfill (C), Cherry Hall (D), Hughes Store (E), Harrison Lake National Fish Hatchery (F), Blanks Tavern (G), Camp Weyanoke (H), Willcox Wharf (I), Binns Hall (J), Adkins Store (K), Wyanoke Wharf (L), Kimmages Wharf (M), Evelynton Plantation (N), Edgewood Plantation (O), Cypress Bank Landing (P), Graves Landing (Q), Harrisons Landing (R), Oldhouse Landing (S), Winns Landing (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Charles City County include: Bethany Church (A), Cedar Grove Church (B), Elam Church (C), Gillfield Church (D), Jerusalem Church (E), Liberty Church (F), Little Elam Church (G), Mount Pleasant Church (H), Mount Stirling Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Chapel Cemetery (1), Eiam Cemetery (2), Grace Chapel Cemetery (3), Union Cemetery (4), Salem Cemetery (5), Mapsico Cemetery (6), Mount Pleasant Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs and swamps: Charles Lake (A), Harrison Lake (B), Lake Charles (C), Lake Harrison (D), Sunken Marsh (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Salem Run (A), Potato Run (B), Possum Run (C), Parson Creek (D), Morris Creek (E), Mapsico Creek (F), Kittewan Creek (G), Kimages Creek (H), Kennon Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Charles City County include: Chickahominy State Wildlife Management Area (1), Shirley Plantation (2), Berkeley Plantation (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Chesterfield County , Henrico County , James City County , New Kent County , Prince George County , Surry County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 240
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 65.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 87 (48% naturalized citizens)

Charles City County:

1.3%
Whole state:

8.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 22.4%

Charles City County marital status for males
Charles City County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Charles City County with a mortgage: 936 (134 second mortgage, 136 home equity loan, 10 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 601

Here:

60.9% with mortgage
State:

75.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.26%
Here45.3%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 3,135
Total congregations: 9

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents2,255 (71.9%)511 (16.3%)210 (6.7%)125 (4.0%)34 (1.1%)
Congregations3 (33.3%)2 (22.2%)1 (11.1%)1 (11.1%)2 (22.2%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Charles City County - Charles City

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

1.40 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
This county:

2.81 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Charles City County:

1.40 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

14.4%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

33.4%
Virginia:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Charles City County:

11.5%
State:

18.6%


Agriculture in Charles City County:

Average size of farms: 326 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $71,343
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $292.64
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 21.55%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $73,950
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 58.69%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 6.33%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $85,628
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 80.68%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.39
Corn for grain: 5011 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 5746 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 1598 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 7871 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 38 acres

Tornado activity:

Charles City County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly above Virginia state average. It is 4.2 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 15 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/8/1984, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 15 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Charles City County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Virginia state average. It is 90% 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 48.6 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 61.8 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 54.0 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 71.3 miles away from Charles City 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 86.5 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 Charles City County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Paper (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Computer and electronic products (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Computer and electronic products (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Cashiers (3%)

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




Most common first ancestries reported in Charles City County (%):





Charles City County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,681 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 484 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 22 (1%)
  • Motorcycle: 6 (0%)
  • Walked: 25 (1%)
  • Other means: 39 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 100 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $47,335.

9.22% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,699 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.22%
Virginia average:

11.06%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
7.22% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($32,879 average AGI)
1.99% relocated from other states ($7,819 average AGI)
Charles City County:

1.99%
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 Henrico County, VA  1.77% ($35,889 average AGI)
from James City County, VA  1.14% ($38,229)
from New Kent County, VA  0.82% ($40,560)
from Newport News city, VA  0.52% ($42,688)
from Chesterfield County, VA  0.49% ($57,133)
from York County, VA  0.46% ($65,643)


7.68% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,662 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.68%
Virginia average:

10.78%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.82% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($27,472 average AGI)
1.86% relocated to other states ($8,190 average AGI)
Charles City County:

1.86%
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 Henrico County, VA  1.40% ($34,048 average AGI)
to James City County, VA  0.93% ($23,464)
to Richmond city, VA  0.66% ($64,800)
to New Kent County, VA  0.63% ($34,947)
to Newport News city, VA  0.33% ($27,200)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.0

Births per 1000 population in Charles City County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Charles City County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 12.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Charles City County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 898 (721 aged, 177 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: 1081.610
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1264.220

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 28.09

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14.05
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,256

Size of family households: 1,007 2-persons, 530 3-persons, 362 4-persons, 131 5-persons, 44 6-persons, 33 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 697 1-person, 133 2-persons, 13 3-persons, 4 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

97.4% of residents of Charles City County speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (81% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (51% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $33,905,000 ($4762 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,016,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $18,535,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $6,568,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $750,000
Federal grants: $6,643,000
Federal procurement contracts: $262,000 ($55,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,146,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,251,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,792,000

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

Births: 371
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 361
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

40 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +10
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +183
Here:

+26 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Charles City County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.04 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

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 Charles City County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 5
  • 3 rooms: 23
  • 4 rooms: 169
  • 5 rooms: 625
  • 6 rooms: 616
  • 7 rooms: 415
  • 8 rooms: 200
  • 9+ rooms: 213
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 16
  • 3 rooms: 36
  • 4 rooms: 105
  • 5 rooms: 82
  • 6 rooms: 80
  • 7 rooms: 53
  • 8 rooms: 14
  • 9+ rooms: 9
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Charles City County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 30
  • 2 bedrooms: 435
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,469
  • 4 bedrooms: 259
  • 5+ bedrooms: 73
  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 48
  • 2 bedrooms: 157
  • 3 bedrooms: 130
  • 4 bedrooms: 53
  • 5+ bedrooms: 7
Cars and other vehicles available in Charles City County, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 153
  • 1 vehicle: 437
  • 2 vehicles: 737
  • 3 vehicles: 588
  • 4 vehicles: 245
  • 5+ vehicles: 106
  • no vehicle: 76
  • 1 vehicle: 152
  • 2 vehicles: 119
  • 3 vehicles: 43
  • 4 vehicles: 14
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

75% of Charles City County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 85% lived in Virginia.

Charles City County:

74.6%
State average:

53.8%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $272,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Charles City County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (54.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (27.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.2%)
  • Wood (7.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (45.3%)
  • Electricity (34.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.6%)
  • Wood (4.5%)
  • Utility gas (3.2%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 68
Here:

10.0%
Virginia:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 49
Here:

10.5%
Virginia:

8.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 24
Here:

12.3%
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

Charles City County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Charles City County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Charles City County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Charles City County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Charles City County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Charles City County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




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