Lunenburg County, Virginia (VA)

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County population in 2012: 12,588 (all rural); it was 13,146 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,948
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,714
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,887
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,295 (it was 1,111 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

33%

Land area: 432 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 30 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Lunenburg County: 85.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Construction (16.7%), Educational, health and social services (13.9%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (13.3%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 81%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 19%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Lunenburg County, Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (59.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (34.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
Virginia median age:  37.0 years
Males: 6,857  (54.2%)
Females: 6,057  (45.8%)
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Lunenburg County,VA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Lunenburg County:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $34,552 ($27,899 in 1999)

This county:

$34552
Virginia:

$62666

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $438 (lower quartile is $370, upper quartile is $521)
This county:

$438
State:

$922


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $98,225 (it was $62,500 in 2000)
Lunenburg:

$98,225
Virginia:

$239,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $58,739 - $170,231

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $174,239
Here:

$174,239
State:

$320,313

Townhouses or other attached units: $65,945
Here:

$65,945
State:

$312,609

Mobile homes: $42,756
Here:

$42,756
State:

$57,576
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $895
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $326

Institutionalized population: 1,194

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):

Lunenburg County, VA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 18 buildings, average cost: $98,000
  • 2001: 25 buildings, average cost: $105,200
  • 2002: 38 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2003: 26 buildings, average cost: $136,200
  • 2004: 27 buildings, average cost: $125,300
  • 2007: 92 buildings, average cost: $100,800
  • 2008: 38 buildings, average cost: $187,000
  • 2009: 17 buildings, average cost: $168,900

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: $516 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $455 (0.6%)

Lunenburg County household income distribution in 2009 Lunenburg County home values distribution Lunenburg County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.6%
(15.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.7% for Black residents, 69.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 88.2% for other race residents, 35.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 23.4%
Lunenburg County:

23.4%
Virginia:

11.7%
(16.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.9% for Black residents, 64.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 96.5% for other race residents, 33.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 44 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 47 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 44 years old, Asian residents: 21 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 20 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lunenburg County is $428 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $499 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $622 a month.

Cities in this county include: Victoria, Kenbridge, Lunenburg.

Lunenburg County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Lunenburg County: Aryins Store (A), Red Level (B), Kunath Store (C), Traffic (D), Crymes Store (E), Double Bridges (F), Robertson Store (G), Meherrin Volunteer Fire / Rescue (H), Palmer Springs Volunteer Fire Department (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lunenburg County include: Providence Church (A), Antioch Church (B), Reedy Church (C), Bethany Church (D), Bethel Church (E), Rosebud Church (F), Saint Marks Church (G), Saint Matthews Church (H), Salem Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bailey Cemetery (1), Bell Cemetery (2), Bruce Cemetery (3), Gregory Cemetery (4), Hite Cemetery (5), Manson Cemetery (6), Marshall Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Nottoway Falls Reservoir (A), Modest Creek Reservoir (B), Dixons Millpond (C), Sneads Pond (D), Dixon Millpond (E), Victoria Lake (F), Blakenship Mill Pond (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Turkey Egg Creek (A), Stony Creek (B), Stokes Creek (C), Still Branch (D), Spring Creek (E), Sewish Creek (F), Seay Creek (G), Saint Johns Creek (H), Reedy Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Brunswick County , Charlotte County , Mecklenburg County , Nottoway County , Prince Edward County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.3%
Virginia:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 281
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 63.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 163 (26% naturalized citizens)

Lunenburg County:

1.2%
Whole state:

8.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 84
  • 1990 to 1994: 18
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 5
  • 1970 to 1974: 1
  • 1970 to 1974: 10
  • 1965 to 1969: 45

Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 47.4%

Lunenburg County marital status for males Lunenburg County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Lunenburg County with a mortgage: 1,147 (68 second mortgage, 144 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 986

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

75.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lunenburg County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,74611
Mainline Protestant1,37212
Black Protestant5945
Other4-
Catholic--
None9,198-
Lunenburg 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: 5
Lunenburg County:

3.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Lunenburg County:

4.63 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
This county:

3.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lunenburg County:

12.1%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Lunenburg County:

30.4%
State:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

21.4%
State:

18.6%

Agriculture in Lunenburg County:

Average size of farms: 244 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $37,132
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $393.39
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 43.21%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $32,960
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 21.96%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $39,150
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.13%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.25
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.07%
Corn for grain: 414 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 602 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 2206 harvested acres
Vegetables: 25 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 26 acres

Tornado activity:

Lunenburg County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 14273812.8 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Lunenburg County-area historical earthquake activity is near Virginia state average. It is 85% 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 47.7 miles away from Lunenburg County center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 31.1 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) earthquake occurred 56.6 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 57.9 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 325.4 miles away from Lunenburg 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) earthquake occurred 335.2 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:


The number of natural disasters in Lunenburg County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Droughts: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Mexico (53%)
  • Germany (18%)
  • Canada (9%)
  • United Kingdom (8%)
  • Spain (6%)
  • Japan (2%)
  • India (2%)

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

  • United States or American (23%)
  • English (10%)
  • German (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

Lunenburg County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,781 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 890 (18%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 29 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 123 (2%)
  • Other means: 65 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 121 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 1,119 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 50 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 18 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 4 people in nursing homes

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

  • 1,173 people in state prisons
  • 21 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 9 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $39,989.

5.26% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,094 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.26%
Virginia average:

9.34%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.03% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($20,441 average AGI)
1.24% relocated from other states ($9,653 average AGI)
Lunenburg County:

1.24%
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 Mecklenburg County, VA  0.84% ($22,176 average AGI)
from Nottoway County, VA  0.82% ($22,182)
from Prince Edward County, VA  0.32% ($15,462)
from Charlotte County, VA  0.27% ($19,545)


4.84% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,574 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.84%
Virginia average:

9.20%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.45% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($20,128 average AGI)
1.39% relocated to other states ($9,446 average AGI)
Lunenburg County:

1.39%
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 Mecklenburg County, VA  0.65% ($24,115 average AGI)
to Nottoway County, VA  0.62% ($28,840)
to Prince Edward County, VA  0.35% ($27,857)
to Chesterfield County, VA  0.30% ($29,083)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.7

Births per 1000 population in Lunenburg County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 11.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Lunenburg County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 13.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 12.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lunenburg County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,994 (1,650 aged, 344 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1083.830
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 970.140
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 15.16

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 16.61
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 45.48

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7.58

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 11,711

Size of family households: 1,621 2-persons, 745 3-persons, 501 4-persons, 262 5-persons, 88 6-persons, 60 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,480 1-person, 171 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 7 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

1,569 married couples with children.
750 single-parent households (183 men, 567 women).

96.8% of residents of Lunenburg County speak English at home.
2.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 23% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (90% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $62,677,000 ($4790 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,168,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $32,075,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $14,396,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $861,000
Federal grants: $13,339,000
Federal procurement contracts: $381,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,625,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $385,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,673,000
Federal Government insurance: $3,571,000

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

Births: 669
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 778
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

40 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +78
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +110
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Lunenburg County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.23 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 42
  • 2000 to 2004: 642
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,011
  • 1980 to 1989: 508
  • 1970 to 1979: 930
  • 1960 to 1969: 745
  • 1950 to 1959: 657
  • 1940 to 1949: 367
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,003
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lunenburg County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 29
  • 3 rooms: 104
  • 4 rooms: 473
  • 5 rooms: 1,107
  • 6 rooms: 947
  • 7 rooms: 675
  • 8 rooms: 293
  • 9+ rooms: 253
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 37
  • 3 rooms: 155
  • 4 rooms: 213
  • 5 rooms: 356
  • 6 rooms: 187
  • 7 rooms: 91
  • 8 rooms: 29
  • 9+ rooms: 41
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lunenburg County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 79
  • 2 bedrooms: 977
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,242
  • 4 bedrooms: 474
  • 5+ bedrooms: 109
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 148
  • 2 bedrooms: 449
  • 3 bedrooms: 413
  • 4 bedrooms: 77
  • 5+ bedrooms: 22
Cars and other vehicles available in Lunenburg County, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 302
  • 1 vehicle: 1,187
  • 2 vehicles: 1,407
  • 3 vehicles: 732
  • 4 vehicles: 197
  • 5+ vehicles: 62
  • no vehicle: 166
  • 1 vehicle: 536
  • 2 vehicles: 299
  • 3 vehicles: 90
  • 4 vehicles: 17
  • 5+ vehicles: 3

69% of Lunenburg County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 57% lived in Virginia.

Lunenburg County:

69.3%
State average:

53.8%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $37,500


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 Lunenburg County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (35.9%)
  • Electricity (27.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24.6%)
  • Wood (11.1%)
  • Utility gas (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (41.8%)
  • Electricity (27.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16.8%)
  • Wood (12.2%)
  • Utility gas (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 104
Here:

7.7%
Virginia:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 39
Here:

5.9%
Virginia:

8.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 30
Here:

13.5%
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)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Lunenburg County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Lunenburg County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Lunenburg County, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James11270.4 years
Mary10278.0 years
John9373.8 years
William9272.5 years
Robert6670.7 years
George5570.2 years
Willie5173.6 years
Thomas4773.6 years
Richard4071.1 years
Annie3982.8 years
Most common last names in Lunenburg County, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6073.9 years
Jones5768.7 years
Williams5576.2 years
Bagley4177.6 years
Johnson3869.9 years
Gee3576.2 years
Davis3071.4 years
Jackson2971.9 years
Tisdale2875.3 years
Love2878.7 years
Businesses in Lunenburg County, VA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1U-Haul1
Circle K1UPS1
H&R Block1