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Middlesex County, Virginia (VA)


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County population in 2012: 10,822 (all rural); it was 9,932 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,089
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,699
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,530
Renter-occupied apartments: 920 (it was 723 in 2000)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

33%

Land area: 130 sq. mi.
Water area: 80.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 83 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Middlesex County: 89.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.6%), Retail trade (18.0%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 19%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Middlesex County, Virginia:


Median resident age:  51.0 years
Virginia median age:  37.0 years

Males: 5,466  (43.6%)
Females: 5,493  (56.4%)

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Middlesex County,VA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Middlesex County:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $46,870 ($36,875 in 1999)
This county:

$46870
Virginia:

$59330

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $591 (lower quartile is $414, upper quartile is $783)
This county:

$591
State:

$832


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $248,204 (it was $110,400 in 2000)
Middlesex County:

$248,204
Virginia:

$252,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $152,721 - $427,083

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $311,502
Here:

$311,502
State:

$330,816

Townhouses or other attached units: $502,098
Here:

$502,098
State:

$310,878

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $407,020
Here:

$407,020
State:

$242,971

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $545,269
Here:

$545,269
State:

$270,208

Mobile homes: $232,515
Here:

$232,515
State:

$37,843
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,613
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $288

Institutionalized population: 350

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):


Middlesex County, VA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $899 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $899 (0.3%)


Middlesex County household income distribution in 2009 Middlesex County home values distribution


Middlesex County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 11.0%
(8.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.3% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 28.6% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 51 years old
(Males: 49 years old, Females: 52 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 52 years old, Black residents: 48 years old, American Indian residents: 44 years old, Asian residents: 41 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29 years old, Other race residents: 28 years old)

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

13.0%
Whole state:

9.6%

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

4.4%
Whole state:

4.3%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Middlesex County is $477 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $581 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $708 a month.

Cities in this county include: Deltaville, Saluda, Urbanna.

Middlesex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Local government website: www.co.middlesex.va.us

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Middlesex County: Saluda Landing Boat Ramp (A), Mill Creek Boat Ramp (B), Jones Store (C), Stampers Wharf (D), New Mill Creek Wharf (E), Canoe House Landing (F), Coach Point Landing (G), Garlands Landing (H), Quarter Landing (I), Segars Landing (J), Stamper Landing (K), Wake Launching Ramp (L), Saluda Landing (M), Royal Ambassador Camp (N), Piankatank River Golf Club (O), Virginia Motor Speedway (P), Hartfield Volunteer Fire Department (Q), Upper Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department (R), Mizpah Health Care Center Nursing Home (S). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Middlesex County include: Remlik Pilgrim Church (A), Bethel Church (B), Saint Pauls Church (C), Calvary Church (D), Zion Branch Church (E), Christ Church (F), Community Church (G), Emmanuel Church (H), Union Shiloh Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Middlesex Memorial Cemetery (1), Mount Zion Cemetery (2), Union Shiloh Cemetery (3), Saint Pauls Cemetery (4), Metropolitan Cemetery (5), Hermitage Cemetery (6), Glebe Landing Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Duck Pond (A), Grays Pond (B), Hilliards Pond (C), Corbin Hall Farm Pond (D), Burch Millpond (E), Beazley Pond (F), Conrads Pond (G), Barricks Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Locklies Creek (A), Woods Creek (B), Wilton Creek (C), Weeks Creek (D), Town Bridge Swamp (E), Zion Branch (F), Wyatt Swamp (G), Scoggins Creek (H), Perkins Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Essex County , Gloucester County , King and Queen County , Mathews County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 310
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 73.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 208 (48% naturalized citizens)

Middlesex County:

2.1%
Whole state:

8.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 49.5%

Middlesex County marital status for males
Middlesex County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Middlesex County with a mortgage: 1,434 (136 second mortgage, 173 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,185

Here:

54.8% with mortgage
State:

75.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.07%
Here45.1%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 4,476
Total congregations: 18

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ) The Wesleyan ChurchOther
Adherents2,049 (45.8%)1,388 (31.0%)322 (7.2%)231 (5.2%)486 (10.9%)
Congregations7 (38.9%)5 (27.8%)1 (5.6%)2 (11.1%)3 (16.7%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Middlesex County - Deltaville, Saluda, Urbanna

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

4.73 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Middlesex County:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
This county:

7.56 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Middlesex County:

12.29 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.1%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.4%
Virginia:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

19.6%
State:

18.6%


Agriculture in Middlesex County:

Average size of farms: 210 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $51,556
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $330.46
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.19%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 10.80%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $48,543
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 66.25%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.63%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $53,489
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.14%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.75
Corn for grain: 5734 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2404 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 6172 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 43 acres

Tornado activity:

Middlesex County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly above Virginia state average. It is 2.1 times above overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Middlesex County-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 77.5 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 87.4 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 78.8 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 Middlesex County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (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 Middlesex County (%):





Middlesex County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,345 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 590 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 40 (1%)
  • Motorcycle: 5 (0%)
  • Walked: 146 (3%)
  • Other means: 33 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 74 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $55,269.

9.02% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($60,958 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.02%
Virginia average:

11.06%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
7.00% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($50,609 average AGI)
2.02% relocated from other states ($10,349 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

2.02%
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 Gloucester County, VA  1.07% ($24,070 average AGI)
from Henrico County, VA  0.77% ($59,806)
from Newport News city, VA  0.42% ($31,529)
from Chesterfield County, VA  0.40% ($236,750)
from Mathews County, VA  0.40% ($35,938)
from Hanover County, VA  0.37% ($42,600)
from Lancaster County, VA  0.35% ($49,643)


6.93% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($46,974 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.93%
Virginia average:

10.78%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.24% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($34,635 average AGI)
1.69% relocated to other states ($12,339 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

1.69%
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 Gloucester County, VA  0.84% ($28,061 average AGI)
to Henrico County, VA  0.64% ($36,920)
to Chesterfield County, VA  0.41% ($58,875)
to King William County, VA  0.31% ($31,667)
to Lancaster County, VA  0.31% ($131,917)
to Newport News city, VA  0.31% ($26,833)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.4

Births per 1000 population in Middlesex County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Middlesex County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Middlesex County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,523 (2,237 aged, 286 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 771.940
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1400.930
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9.53

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 41.54
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 38.12

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 19.06

Household type by relationship:

Households: 10,566

Size of family households: 1,852 2-persons, 654 3-persons, 394 4-persons, 176 5-persons, 54 6-persons, 37 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,301 1-person, 204 2-persons, 27 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 4 5-persons.

95.8% of residents of Middlesex County speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 32% speak English not well).
2.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $74,653,000 ($7117 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $8,562,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $44,327,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $15,797,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,106,000
Federal grants: $5,965,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,724,000 ($3,325,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,734,000 ($289,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,033,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,278,000
Federal Government insurance: $62,094,000

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

Births: 390
Here:

37 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 719
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

40 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +72
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +836
Here:

+80 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Middlesex County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.15 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.2
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Middlesex County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 25
  • 3 rooms: 72
  • 4 rooms: 400
  • 5 rooms: 900
  • 6 rooms: 902
  • 7 rooms: 605
  • 8 rooms: 285
  • 9+ rooms: 334
  • 1 room: 13
  • 2 rooms: 30
  • 3 rooms: 23
  • 4 rooms: 186
  • 5 rooms: 167
  • 6 rooms: 162
  • 7 rooms: 70
  • 8 rooms: 28
  • 9+ rooms: 44
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Middlesex County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 35
  • 1 bedroom: 60
  • 2 bedrooms: 914
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,956
  • 4 bedrooms: 488
  • 5+ bedrooms: 77
  • no bedroom: 13
  • 1 bedroom: 70
  • 2 bedrooms: 283
  • 3 bedrooms: 273
  • 4 bedrooms: 66
  • 5+ bedrooms: 18
Cars and other vehicles available in Middlesex County, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 197
  • 1 vehicle: 889
  • 2 vehicles: 1,557
  • 3 vehicles: 711
  • 4 vehicles: 170
  • 5+ vehicles: 6
  • no vehicle: 64
  • 1 vehicle: 285
  • 2 vehicles: 284
  • 3 vehicles: 79
  • 4 vehicles: 4
  • 5+ vehicles: 7

59% of Middlesex County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in Virginia.

Middlesex County:

58.9%
State average:

53.8%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $61,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Middlesex County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (58.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (20.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.5%)
  • Wood (5.4%)
  • Utility gas (0.6%)
  • Electricity (48.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (25.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21.3%)
  • Wood (4.1%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 58
Here:

5.7%
Virginia:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 50
Here:

11.8%
Virginia:

8.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 24
Here:

9.5%
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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

Middlesex County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Middlesex County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Middlesex County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Middlesex County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Middlesex County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Middlesex County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Middlesex County, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3774.7 years
William3372.1 years
Mary2678.1 years
George1970.5 years
John1975.2 years
Thomas1672.7 years
Charles1576.2 years
Robert1477.8 years
Virginia1380.9 years
Elizabeth1280.2 years
Most common last names in Middlesex County, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2280.7 years
Smith1779.5 years
Brown1674.8 years
Williams1473.8 years
Fitchett1373.6 years
Thornton1276.4 years
Bray1180.6 years
Green1180.2 years
Brokenboroug1081.4 years
Burch1077.6 years
Businesses in Middlesex County, VA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven4MasterBrand Cabinets1
Curves1True Value1
FedEx3U-Haul1
Hardee's1UPS3
Jimmy Jazz1

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