Martinsville city, Virginia (VA)

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County population in 2012: 13,733 (all urban); it was 15,416 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,094
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,338
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,914
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,652 (it was 2,584 in 2000)
% of renters here:

40%
State:

33%

Land area: 11 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 1238 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Martinsville city: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (38.4%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (27.4%), Construction (19.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 32%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%

Martinsville city races chart

Races in Martinsville city, Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (48.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (44.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Asian alone (0.9%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
Virginia median age:  37.0 years
Males: 6,293  (50.4%)
Females: 7,528  (49.6%)
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Average household size:
Martinsville city:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $27,570 ($27,441 in 1999)

This county:

$27570
Virginia:

$62666

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $401 (lower quartile is $316, upper quartile is $517)
This county:

$401
State:

$922


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $84,919 (it was $69,400 in 2000)
Martinsville city:

$84,919
Virginia:

$239,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $58,165 - $145,669
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $878
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $369

Institutionalized population: 306
Martinsville city, VA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $94,100
  • 2008: 11 buildings, average cost: $41,900
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $59,900

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $673 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $705 (0.8%)

Martinsville city household income distribution in 2009 Martinsville city home values distribution Martinsville city contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 27.2%
(14.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.9% for Black residents, 2.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 29.0% for other race residents, 28.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 28.2%
Martinsville city:

28.2%
Virginia:

11.7%
(15.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.9% for Black residents, 2.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 94.1% for American Indian residents, 31.7% for other race residents, 26.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 43 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 52 years old, Black residents: 39 years old, American Indian residents: 16 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

Area name: Henry County-Martinsville city, VA HUD Nonmetro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Martinsville city is $387 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $483 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $619 a month.

Martinsville city has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.3%
Virginia:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Current college students: 661
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 68.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 412 (20% naturalized citizens)

Martinsville city:

2.7%
Whole state:

8.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 235
  • 1990 to 1994: 71
  • 1985 to 1989: 44
  • 1980 to 1984: 15
  • 1975 to 1979: 21
  • 1970 to 1974: 7
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 19

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 43.9%

Martinsville city marital status for males Martinsville city marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Martinsville city with a mortgage: 2,062 (219 second mortgage, 217 home equity loan, 17 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,631

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

75.1% with mortgage

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Martinsville city:

3.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

2.75 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Martinsville city:

4.81 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 15
This county:

10.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Martinsville city:

12.7%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Martinsville city:

29.3%
State:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.3%
State:

18.6%

Tornado activity:

Martinsville city historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 272539.9 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 13 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 8/17/1994, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 10 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Martinsville city-area historical earthquake activity is near Virginia state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 247.1 miles away from Martinsville city center
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 125.0 miles away from the county center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 118.8 miles away from the county center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 120.9 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 244.4 miles away from Martinsville city center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 120.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

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 (49%)
  • Dominican Republic (6%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • India (5%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • Russia (5%)

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

  • United States or American (14%)
  • English (11%)
  • German (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4%)
  • African (2%)
  • Italian (1%)

Martinsville city mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,709 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 1,050 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 6 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 4 (0%)
  • Taxi: 23 (0%)
  • Walked: 93 (2%)
  • Other means: 27 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 113 (2%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 476 people in nursing homes
  • 102 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 74 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in halfway houses
  • 8 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 7 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse

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

  • 166 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 140 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 45 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 21 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $40,560.

6.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,866 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.52%
Virginia average:

9.34%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.65% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($19,796 average AGI)
1.87% relocated from other states ($11,067 average AGI)
Martinsville city:

1.87%
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 Henry County, VA  3.08% ($25,471 average AGI)
from Pittsylvania County, VA  0.30% ($27,067)
from Rockingham County, NC  0.24% ($11,917)


7.37% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,088 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.37%
Virginia average:

9.20%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.73% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($19,612 average AGI)
2.64% relocated to other states ($12,476 average AGI)
Martinsville city:

2.64%
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 Henry County, VA  2.96% ($23,800 average AGI)
to Guilford County, NC  0.41% ($42,857)
to Franklin County, VA  0.33% ($87,941)
to Rockingham County, NC  0.30% ($19,467)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1

Births per 1000 population in Martinsville city

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 16.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Martinsville city

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Martinsville city

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 6,521 (5,260 aged, 1,261 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.65
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 49072.41
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 1010.710
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 665802.25

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1072.030
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1748.740
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13.4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 134.030
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 180.9

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 26.8

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 209.5. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 13,444

Size of family households: 1,731 2-persons, 849 3-persons, 556 4-persons, 277 5-persons, 104 6-persons, 48 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,281 1-person, 201 2-persons, 28 3-persons, 8 4-persons, 1 6-persons.

1,569 married couples with children.
1,324 single-parent households (156 men, 1,168 women).

95.3% of residents of Martinsville city speak English at home.
3.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (47% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 46% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (71% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $155,148,000 ($10316 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,143,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $88,578,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $37,417,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $154,000
Federal grants: $22,495,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,107,000 ($103,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,398,000 ($34,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,878,000
Federal Government insurance: $7,462,000

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

Births: 940
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,336
Here:

90 per 1000 residents
State:

40 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +222
Here:

+15 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -230
Here -15 per 1000 residents
State +14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Martinsville city

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.00 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 82
  • 2000 to 2004: 148
  • 1990 to 1999: 393
  • 1980 to 1989: 914
  • 1970 to 1979: 877
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,264
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,512
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,122
  • 1939 or earlier: 796
Rooms in houses/apartments in Martinsville city, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 19
  • 3 rooms: 42
  • 4 rooms: 369
  • 5 rooms: 964
  • 6 rooms: 689
  • 7 rooms: 601
  • 8 rooms: 557
  • 9+ rooms: 673
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 188
  • 3 rooms: 449
  • 4 rooms: 836
  • 5 rooms: 578
  • 6 rooms: 269
  • 7 rooms: 111
  • 8 rooms: 73
  • 9+ rooms: 71
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Martinsville city, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 16
  • 1 bedroom: 86
  • 2 bedrooms: 954
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,751
  • 4 bedrooms: 837
  • 5+ bedrooms: 270
  • no bedroom: 14
  • 1 bedroom: 659
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,236
  • 3 bedrooms: 518
  • 4 bedrooms: 138
  • 5+ bedrooms: 19
Cars and other vehicles available in Martinsville city, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 307
  • 1 vehicle: 1,364
  • 2 vehicles: 1,475
  • 3 vehicles: 568
  • 4 vehicles: 178
  • 5+ vehicles: 22
  • no vehicle: 647
  • 1 vehicle: 1,289
  • 2 vehicles: 466
  • 3 vehicles: 161
  • 4 vehicles: 21
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

59% of Martinsville city residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 18% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 82% lived in Virginia.

Martinsville city:

59.1%
State average:

53.8%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $44,500


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 Martinsville city
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (43.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (32.6%)
  • Electricity (21.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.8%)
  • Electricity (40.0%)
  • Utility gas (34.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (20.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.0%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 49
Here:

3.1%
Virginia:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 32
Here:

3.8%
Virginia:

8.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 69
Here:

12.2%
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 2004:

Martinsville city Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Martinsville city Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Martinsville city, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James50472.6 years
William36373.8 years
John36273.4 years
Mary34578.9 years
Robert24070.8 years
George22874.6 years
Annie13581.3 years
Thomas13373.0 years
Virginia12277.9 years
Joseph11173.1 years
Most common last names in Martinsville city, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hairston46170.3 years
Martin28072.2 years
Smith17674.0 years
Turner11775.7 years
Gravely10974.4 years
Carter10275.1 years
Jones9972.0 years
Davis8872.8 years
Spencer8877.0 years
Williams8870.1 years

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