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Isle of Wight County, Virginia (VA)

County population in 2014: 36,007 (43% urban, 57% rural); it was 29,728 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 7,820
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,156
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,153
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,742 (it was 2,166 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

33%

Land area: 316 sq. mi.

Water area: 46.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 114 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Isle of Wight County: 88.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (38.5%), Construction (11.8%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Isle of Wight County, Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (70.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (24.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Asian alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
Virginia median age:  37.0 years
Males: 17,535  (48.7%)
Females: 18,472  (51.3%)
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Isle of Wight County,VA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Isle of Wight County:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $62,389 ($45,387 in 1999)

This county:

$62389
Virginia:

$62666

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $749 (lower quartile is $497, upper quartile is $1,065)
This county:

$749
State:

$922


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $244,192 (it was $115,500 in 2000)
Isle of Wight:

$244,192
Virginia:

$239,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $146,848 - $360,112
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,642
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $433

Institutionalized population: 234

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 15
  • Burglaries: 8
  • Thefts: 322
  • Auto thefts: 20
Isle of Wight County, VA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 254 buildings, average cost: $125,800
  • 2001: 271 buildings, average cost: $125,800
  • 2002: 290 buildings, average cost: $130,400
  • 2003: 330 buildings, average cost: $134,000
  • 2004: 360 buildings, average cost: $133,100
  • 2005: 534 buildings, average cost: $213,100
  • 2006: 375 buildings, average cost: $219,600
  • 2007: 236 buildings, average cost: $186,700
  • 2008: 146 buildings, average cost: $211,300
  • 2009: 133 buildings, average cost: $201,900
  • 2010: 112 buildings, average cost: $184,000
  • 2011: 94 buildings, average cost: $248,200
  • 2012: 91 buildings, average cost: $179,600
  • 2013: 123 buildings, average cost: $241,500
  • 2014: 131 buildings, average cost: $224,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,495 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,145 (0.7%)

Isle of Wight County household income distribution in 2009 Isle of Wight County home values distribution Isle of Wight County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.0%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.5% for Black residents, 21.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.6% for other race residents, 25.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.1%
Isle of Wight County:

13.1%
Virginia:

11.7%
(9.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.6% for Black residents, 19.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.7% for other race residents, 23.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 44 years old
(Males: 43 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 46 years old, American Indian residents: 54 years old, Asian residents: 44 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

Area name: Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Isle of Wight County is $706 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $811 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1118 a month.

Cities in this county include: Smithfield, Carrollton, Rushmere, Windsor, Benns Church, Camptown, Carrsville.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Isle of Wight County: Hammock Farm (A), Waller Farms (B), Walnut Winds Farm (C), Walkers Well (D), Altavista Filter Plant (E), Hurt Industrial Park (F), Sandy Level (G), Ringgold Golf Club (H), Tight Squeeze (I), Altavista Country Club (J), Pittsylvania Church Camp (K), Gretna Rolling Mill (L), Greens Store (M), Dodson Corners (N), Fall (O), State Prison Camp Number 15 (P), The Cedars Country Club (Q), Tuscarora Country Club (R), Chestnut Level (S), Cherrystone Youth Camp (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Tight Squeeze Plaza Shopping Center (1), The Market Square Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Isle of Wight County include: Prospect Church (A), Providence Church (B), Anderson Chapel (C), Antioch Church (D), Banister Church (E), Banister Springs Church (F), Belle Grove Church (G), Rock Springs Church (H), Bethel Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: William H. Shelton Graveyard (1), Carter Cemetery (2), Whitethorn Cemetery (3), Soyar Cemetery (4), Scearce Gammon Cemetery (5), Moss Cemetery (6), Berry Hill Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: White Oak Mountain Lake (A), Bacon Pond (B), Tuscarora Country Club Lake (C), Camp Shawnee Lake (D), Hood Lake (E), Leesville Reservoir (F), Beach Hollow Lakes (G), Falls Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Whitethorn Creek (A), Wet Sleeve Creek (B), West Fork Sandy River (C), Watkins Branch (D), Valentine Creek (E), Turkeyfoot Branch (F), Turkeycock Creek (G), Tompkins Branch (H), Tomahawk Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Isle of Wight County include: White Oak Mountain Wildlife Management Area (1), Pittsylvania Wayside Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Washington County, Utah , Fulton County, Kentucky , Person County, North Carolina , Pulaski County , Marshall County, Kentucky , Vance County, North Carolina , Perry County, Kentucky , Chesapeake city .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.2%
Virginia:

4.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 969
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 76.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 335 (61% naturalized citizens)

Isle of Wight County:

1.1%
Whole state:

8.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 62
  • 1990 to 1994: 40
  • 1985 to 1989: 50
  • 1980 to 1984: 18
  • 1975 to 1979: 18
  • 1970 to 1974: 35
  • 1970 to 1974: 12
  • 1965 to 1969: 100

Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 36.6%

Isle of Wight County marital status for males Isle of Wight County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,940
  • One, attached: 312
  • Two: 92
  • 3 or 4: 185
  • 5 to 9: 170
  • 10 to 19: 142
  • 20 or more: 89
  • Mobile homes: 2,136

Housing units in Isle of Wight County with a mortgage: 5,004 (647 second mortgage, 631 home equity loan, 31 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,859

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

75.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Isle of Wight County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,90129
Mainline Protestant3,95215
Black Protestant1,73210
Other1,5913
Catholic7781
None21,316-
Isle of Wight 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: 8
Isle of Wight County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
This county:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Isle of Wight County:

5.44 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 17
This county:

4.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Isle of Wight County:

10.7%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Isle of Wight County:

29.1%
State:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.4%
State:

18.6%

Agriculture in Isle of Wight County:

Average size of farms: 424 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $157,147
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $272.57
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 58.02%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $157,478
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 57.06%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.60%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $109,000
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 81.37%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.78
Corn for grain: 9006 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 4720 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 13689 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 12563 harvested acres
Vegetables: 48 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Isle of Wight County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 2993891.4 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/7/1998, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused $150,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Isle of Wight County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Virginia state average. It is 87% 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 81.9 miles away from Isle of Wight 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 96.3 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 240.9 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 89.3 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 97.9 miles away from Isle of Wight 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 374.9 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 Storms and Flooding Associated with Tropical Depression Ida and a Nor'easter, Incident Period: November 11, 2009 to November 16, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1862): December 9, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1862, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Tropical Depression
  • VirginiaSevere Storms and Flooding, Including Severe Storms and Flooding Associated with Tropical Depression Ernesto, Incident Period: August 29, 2006 to September 7, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1661): September 22, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1661, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Tropical Depression
  • 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
  • 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 Floyd, Incident Period: September 13, 1999 to September 26, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1293): September 18, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1293, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 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 Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 14, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3112): March 25, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3112, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • VirginiaTropical Storm Agnes, Incident Period: June 23, 1972, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-339): June 23, 1972, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-339, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm

The number of natural disasters in Isle of Wight County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

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

  • Germany (13%)
  • Canada (12%)
  • Philippines (9%)
  • United Kingdom (9%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (9%)
  • Dominican Republic (5%)
  • South Africa (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Isle of Wight County (%):

  • United States or American (19%)
  • English (15%)
  • German (8%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Isle of Wight County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 11,797 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 1,516 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 13 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 10 (0%)
  • Walked: 157 (1%)
  • Other means: 63 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 430 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


People in group quarters in Isle of Wight County, Virginia in 2000:

  • 112 people in nursing homes
  • 39 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 16 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 13 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents

People in group quarters in Isle of Wight County, Virginia in 2010:

  • 234 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 70 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $65,820.

7.32% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($51,364 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.32%
Virginia average:

9.34%


0.17% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,476 average AGI)
Isle of Wight County:

0.17%
Virginia average:

0.21%

5.01% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($34,582 average AGI)
2.14% relocated from other states ($15,305 average AGI)
Isle of Wight County:

2.14%
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 Suffolk city, VA  0.99% ($59,606 average AGI)
from Newport News city, VA  0.90% ($45,272)
from Hampton city, VA  0.63% ($51,795)
from Chesapeake city, VA  0.38% ($52,189)
from Virginia Beach city, VA  0.35% ($47,792)
from Portsmouth city, VA  0.25% ($48,886)
from Southampton County, VA  0.24% ($39,697)


7.33% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($49,540 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.33%
Virginia average:

9.20%


0.15% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,053 average AGI)
Isle of Wight County:

0.15%
Virginia average:

0.20%

4.97% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($28,623 average AGI)
2.21% relocated to other states ($19,864 average AGI)
Isle of Wight County:

2.21%
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 Suffolk city, VA  0.89% ($49,106 average AGI)
to Newport News city, VA  0.85% ($39,890)
to Hampton city, VA  0.47% ($39,785)
to Chesapeake city, VA  0.36% ($43,880)
to Portsmouth city, VA  0.33% ($39,457)
to Southampton County, VA  0.27% ($40,405)
to Norfolk city, VA  0.24% ($32,088)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1

Births per 1000 population in Isle of Wight County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Isle of Wight County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Isle of Wight County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Isle of Wight County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Isle of Wight County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,399 (4,462 aged, 937 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 774 (9%)

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 Isle of Wight County, Virginia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (340)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (278)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (269)
  • Unspecified dementia (203)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (177)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (157)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (115)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (111)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (102)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (96)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1116.200
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1062.330
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8.98

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 13.67
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 68.83

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 17.95
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 140.2. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 113.0
  • Other - 27.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 34,960
  • In family households: 30,818 (7,532 male householders, 2,721 female householders)
    7,966 spouses, 9,930 children (9,100 natural, 238 adopted, 592 stepchildren), 1,016 grandchildren, 250 brothers or sisters, 256 parents, 351 other relatives, 569 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,142 (1,673 male householders (1,324 living alone)), 1,792 female householders (1,605 living alone)), 677 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 310 (234 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 4,711 2-persons, 2,469 3-persons, 1,933 4-persons, 786 5-persons, 225 6-persons, 129 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,929 1-person, 447 2-persons, 57 3-persons, 23 4-persons, 6 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

5,125 married couples with children.
1,554 single-parent households (318 men, 1,236 women).

97.0% of residents of Isle of Wight County speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (89% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (26% speak English very well, 57% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $162,422,000 ($4956 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $19,766,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $99,768,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $29,066,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,905,000
Federal grants: $20,764,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,869,000 ($926,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,050,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,326,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $38,373,000
Federal Government insurance: $56,681,000

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

Births: 1,782
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,483
Here:

44 per 1000 residents
State:

40 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +46
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +3,395
Here:

+102 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Isle of Wight County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.58 millions of gallons per day (91% from ground, 9% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 376
  • 2000 to 2004: 3,622
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,936
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,679
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,887
  • 1960 to 1969: 960
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,108
  • 1940 to 1949: 522
  • 1939 or earlier: 981
Rooms in houses/apartments in Isle of Wight County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 17
  • 3 rooms: 157
  • 4 rooms: 677
  • 5 rooms: 1,897
  • 6 rooms: 2,286
  • 7 rooms: 1,770
  • 8 rooms: 1,203
  • 9+ rooms: 1,137
  • 1 room: 21
  • 2 rooms: 86
  • 3 rooms: 269
  • 4 rooms: 502
  • 5 rooms: 509
  • 6 rooms: 455
  • 7 rooms: 212
  • 8 rooms: 74
  • 9+ rooms: 38
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Isle of Wight County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 104
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,452
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,591
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,657
  • 5+ bedrooms: 340
  • no bedroom: 27
  • 1 bedroom: 357
  • 2 bedrooms: 787
  • 3 bedrooms: 846
  • 4 bedrooms: 118
  • 5+ bedrooms: 31
Cars and other vehicles available in Isle of Wight County, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 279
  • 1 vehicle: 1,672
  • 2 vehicles: 3,871
  • 3 vehicles: 2,349
  • 4 vehicles: 827
  • 5+ vehicles: 155
  • no vehicle: 380
  • 1 vehicle: 928
  • 2 vehicles: 652
  • 3 vehicles: 140
  • 4 vehicles: 39
  • 5+ vehicles: 27

64% of Isle of Wight County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in Virginia.

Isle of Wight County:

63.6%
State average:

53.8%

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

  • This state: 20757
  • Northeast: 2246
  • Midwest: 1120
  • South: 4460
  • West: 568

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $129,400


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 Isle of Wight County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (48.9%)
  • Utility gas (16.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14.2%)
  • Wood (3.7%)
  • Electricity (49.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (25.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.7%)
  • Utility gas (9.8%)
  • Wood (2.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 647
Here:

17.9%
Virginia:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 167
Here:

9.8%
Virginia:

8.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 100
Here:

11.3%
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Isle of Wight County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Construction - Elementary & Secondary Education: $1,838,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,307,000
    Police Protection: $1,123,000
    Regular Highways: $404,000
    General: $284,000
    Parks & Recreation: $110,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $39,043,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,942,000
    General - Other: $3,360,000
    Welfare - Other: $2,710,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,596,000
    Police Protection: $1,494,000
    Financial Administration: $1,463,000
    Water Utilities: $1,190,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,013,000
    Central Staff Services: $989,000
    Health Services - Other: $870,000
    Parks & Recreation: $704,000
    Regular Highways: $460,000
    Housing & Community Development: $310,000
    Fire Protection: $307,000
    Sewerage: $297,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $277,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $197,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,729,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,612,000
    General: $1,134,000
    Libraries: $355,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Higher Education: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,652,000
    General - Other: $25,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $32,612,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000

Isle of Wight County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $685,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $662,000
    All Other: $172,000
    Parks & Recreation: $165,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Tuition: $48,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,436,000
    Education: $142,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $1,691,000
    All Other: $175,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $984,000
    Interest Earnings: $637,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,741,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $22,472,000
    All Other: $4,138,000
    General Support: $3,726,000
    Public Welfare: $3,089,000
    Housing & Community Development: $197,000
  • Tax - Property: $27,693,000
    Total General Sales: $1,752,000
    NEC: $1,425,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,054,000
    Public Utilities: $780,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $450,000

Isle of Wight County government finances - Debt in 2004:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $5,129,000
    Water Utilities: $49,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, Education, NEC: $43,084,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $12,822,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Elementary and Secondary Education: $27,870,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Elementary & Secondary Education: $63,419,000
    Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $12,406,000
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $25,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $4,929,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $200,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Elementary and Secondary Education: $7,535,000
    Other, NEC: $416,000
    Water Utilities: $24,000

Isle of Wight County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $27,960,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $25,197,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $4,929,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 580
  • Number of aged recipients: 57
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 523
  • Number of recipients under 18: 88
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 349
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 143
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 251
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 218
Isle of Wight County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Isle of Wight County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

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Most common first names in Isle of Wight County, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James17971.8 years
Mary13879.7 years
William13769.6 years
John12872.7 years
Robert9670.3 years
George6671.0 years
Joseph5672.8 years
Charles5470.6 years
Thomas5469.6 years
Willie5075.2 years
Most common last names in Isle of Wight County, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones12374.5 years
Edwards11575.4 years
Johnson8775.6 years
Wilson5878.7 years
Bailey5370.0 years
Turner5278.8 years
Holland4978.4 years
Williams4573.9 years
Brown4574.2 years
Tynes4370.7 years
Businesses in Isle of Wight County, VA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts2MasterBrand Cabinets3
Applebee's1McDonald's2
AutoZone1Nike3
Burger King3Papa John's Pizza1
CVS1Pizza Hut2
Chevrolet1RadioShack2
Comfort Inn1Rite Aid2
Curves2SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen2Sears1
Days Inn1Starbucks2
Domino's Pizza2Subway4
Econo Lodge1Super 81
FedEx4T-Mobile3
Ford1Taco Bell2
GNC1True Value3
H&R Block3U-Haul6
Hardee's2UPS6
Hilton1Walgreens1
Jones New York2Walmart1
KFC2Wendy's2
La-Z-Boy1YMCA2

Isle of Wight County on our top lists:

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