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Emporia city, Virginia (VA)


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County population in 2012: 5,740 (94% urban, 6% rural); it was 5,665 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 593
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 395
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,159
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,328 (it was 1,067 in 2000)
% of renters here:

48%
State:

33%

Land area: 7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 852 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Emporia city: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (27.7%), Public administration (15.4%), Manufacturing (14.9%), Retail trade (12.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 26%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 4%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%

Emporia city races chart

Races in Emporia city, Virginia:


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

Males: 2,730  (43.5%)
Females: 3,197  (56.5%)

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Average household size:
Emporia city:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $38,555 ($30,333 in 1999)
This county:

$38555
Virginia:

$59330

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $491 (lower quartile is $326, upper quartile is $627)
This county:

$491
State:

$832


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $98,852 (it was $67,300 in 2000)
Emporia city:

$98,852
Virginia:

$252,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $81,349 - $159,805

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $168,756
Here:

$168,756
State:

$330,816

Townhouses or other attached units: $257,813
Here:

$257,813
State:

$310,878

Mobile homes: $115,095
Here:

$115,095
State:

$37,843
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,745
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $258

Institutionalized population: 226

Emporia city, VA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $736 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $676 (0.8%)


Emporia city household income distribution in 2009 Emporia city home values distribution


Emporia city contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 20.5%
(13.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.2% for Black residents, 44.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 52.3% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 37 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 22 years old, Asian residents: 38 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

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

16.0%
Whole state:

9.6%

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

9.6%
Whole state:

4.3%

Area name: Greensville County-Emporia city, VA HUD Nonmetro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Emporia city is $451 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $500 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $604 a month.

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

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Current college students: 106
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 58.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 183 (26% naturalized citizens)

Emporia city:

3.2%
Whole state:

8.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 44.4%

Emporia city marital status for males
Emporia city marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Emporia city with a mortgage: 644 (48 second mortgage, 103 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 454

Here:

58.7% with mortgage
State:

75.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.80%
Here56.8%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 3,218
Total congregations: 9

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents2,132 (66.3%)791 (24.6%)102 (3.2%)75 (2.3%)118 (3.7%)
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 Emporia city -

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

8.94 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Emporia city:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Emporia city:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
This county:

16.09 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Emporia city:

16.09 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.0%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.7%
Virginia:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Emporia city:

25.7%
State:

18.6%

Earthquake activity:

Emporia city-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 95% 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 65.0 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 79.1 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 66.0 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 75.7 miles away from Emporia city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Wood products (9%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (5%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Food (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Food processing workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

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




Most common first ancestries reported in Emporia city (%):





Emporia city mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,666 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 363 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 5 (0%)
  • Taxi: 8 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 79 (4%)
  • Other means: 27 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 21 (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Emporia city, Virginia in 2000:

People in group quarters in Emporia city, Virginia in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $35,537.

8.00% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,089 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.00%
Virginia average:

11.06%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.05% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($18,494 average AGI)
2.95% relocated from other states ($11,589 average AGI)
Emporia city:

2.95%
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 Greensville County, VA  1.05% ($36,636 average AGI)
from Brunswick County, VA  0.71% ($28,000)
from Southampton County, VA  0.52% ($26,545)


7.91% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,813 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.91%
Virginia average:

10.78%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.20% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($19,705 average AGI)
2.72% relocated to other states ($11,108 average AGI)
Emporia city:

2.72%
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 Greensville County, VA  1.24% ($20,462 average AGI)
to Sussex County, VA  0.76% ($35,438)
to Halifax County, NC  0.52% ($26,909)
to Brunswick County, VA  0.48% ($31,700)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.3

Births per 1000 population in Emporia city

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 18.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Emporia city

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 20.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 13.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Emporia city

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,954 (1,570 aged, 384 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 17.62
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 66302.43
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 2714.130
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 489742.69

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1431.900
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1521.390
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 17.9

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 73.07
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 196.890

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 53.7

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,681

Size of family households: 555 2-persons, 402 3-persons, 252 4-persons, 135 5-persons, 51 6-persons, 45 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 754 1-person, 99 2-persons, 14 3-persons, 4 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 2 6-persons.

96.4% of residents of Emporia city speak English at home.
2.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (35% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 40% speak English not well, 19% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (50% speak English very well, 50% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (44% speak English very well, 56% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $58,832,000 ($10369 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,225,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $27,925,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $17,302,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,000
Federal grants: $11,833,000
Federal procurement contracts: $371,000 ($40,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,396,000 ($21,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $135,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $549,000
Federal Government insurance: $3,608,000

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

Births: 428
Here:

77 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 579
Here:

104 per 1000 residents
State:

40 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +87
Here:

+16 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +7
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Emporia city

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.38 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Emporia city, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 21
  • 4 rooms: 62
  • 5 rooms: 308
  • 6 rooms: 315
  • 7 rooms: 244
  • 8 rooms: 92
  • 9+ rooms: 117
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 101
  • 3 rooms: 150
  • 4 rooms: 340
  • 5 rooms: 299
  • 6 rooms: 79
  • 7 rooms: 55
  • 8 rooms: 31
  • 9+ rooms: 5
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Emporia city, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 11
  • 1 bedroom: 9
  • 2 bedrooms: 192
  • 3 bedrooms: 689
  • 4 bedrooms: 214
  • 5+ bedrooms: 44
  • no bedroom: 14
  • 1 bedroom: 219
  • 2 bedrooms: 511
  • 3 bedrooms: 260
  • 4 bedrooms: 63
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Emporia city, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 54
  • 1 vehicle: 415
  • 2 vehicles: 492
  • 3 vehicles: 155
  • 4 vehicles: 35
  • 5+ vehicles: 8
  • no vehicle: 283
  • 1 vehicle: 492
  • 2 vehicles: 258
  • 3 vehicles: 34
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

55% of Emporia city residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 13% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76% lived in Virginia.

Emporia city:

55.3%
State average:

53.8%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $30,900


Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Emporia city
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (36.5%)
  • Electricity (33.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26.7%)
  • Utility gas (2.0%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)
  • Wood (0.6%)
  • Electricity (49.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (32.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13.4%)
  • Wood (3.8%)
  • Utility gas (1.5%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 48
Here:

6.7%
Virginia:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4
Here:

1.3%
Virginia:

8.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 23
Here:

24.7%
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 (Noninst.)


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2004:



Emporia city Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Emporia city Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Emporia city, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James17670.6 years
Mary17479.6 years
William15473.6 years
Robert11870.3 years
John11373.2 years
Willie8873.3 years
George7972.4 years
Virginia7276.4 years
Joseph6672.8 years
Thomas6072.5 years
Most common last names in Emporia city, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams12174.5 years
Jones11672.5 years
Allen8675.2 years
Moore7472.8 years
Taylor6575.2 years
Robinson6375.1 years
Powell6371.3 years
Smith5974.4 years
Easter5872.5 years
Turner5173.0 years

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