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New Kent County, Virginia (VA)


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County population in 2012: 19,169 (all rural); it was 13,462 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,568
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,453
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,373
Renter-occupied apartments: 792 (it was 552 in 2000)
% of renters here:

11%
State:

33%

Land area: 210 sq. mi.
Water area: 13.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 90 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in New Kent County: 88.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (16.8%), Construction (16.4%), Retail trade (12.8%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in New Kent County, Virginia:


Median resident age:  42.0 years
Virginia median age:  37.0 years

Males: 9,373  (37.0%)
Females: 9,056  (63.0%)

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Average household size:
New Kent County:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $68,123 ($53,595 in 1999)
This county:

$68123
Virginia:

$59330

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $783 (lower quartile is $564, upper quartile is $984)
This county:

$783
State:

$832


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $246,160 (it was $131,000 in 2000)
New Kent County:

$246,160
Virginia:

$252,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $180,020 - $330,394

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $254,866
Here:

$254,866
State:

$330,816

Townhouses or other attached units: $493,579
Here:

$493,579
State:

$310,878

In 2-unit structures: $267,664
Here:

$267,664
State:

$285,516

Mobile homes: $69,899
Here:

$69,899
State:

$37,843
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,567
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $372

Institutionalized population: 533

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):


New Kent 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: $1,539 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,298 (0.7%)


New Kent County household income distribution in 2009 New Kent County home values distribution


New Kent County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 4.8%
(4.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.9% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.0% for American Indian residents, 16.2% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 42 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 44 years old, American Indian residents: 42 years old, Asian residents: 41 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 29 years old)

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

4.9%
Whole state:

9.6%

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

2.0%
Whole state:

4.3%

Area name: Richmond, VA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in New Kent County is $678 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $757 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1010 a month.

Cities in this county include: New Kent.

New Kent 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.new-kent.va.us

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in New Kent County: Cook Landing (A), Castle Farm (B), Kamp Kentwood (C), Norfolk Camp (D), Thorofare (E), Criss Cross (F), Tunstall Station (G), Windsor Shades (H), White House (I), Pattersons Store (J), Chickahominy Outpost (K), Brookwood Golf Course (L), Fish Hole Landing (M), State Prison Camp Number 16 (N), Holly Landing (O), Camp Orapax (P), Camp Mataoka (Q), Chestnut Grove Landing (R), Rock-A-Hock (S), Golf Club at Brickshire (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in New Kent County include: Providence Church (A), Angelview Church (B), Rising Mount Zion Baptist Church (C), Saint Lukes Church (D), Saint Peters Church (E), Second Elam Church (F), Second Liberty Church (G), Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church (H), Tabernacle Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Tabernacle Cemetery (1), Cedar Grove Cemetery (2), Saint Peters Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs and swamps: Fern Lake (A), Groves Lake (B), Herman Lake (C), Tom Brooks Lake (D), Diascund Reservoir (E), Kent Dam (F), Balls Pond (G), Cattail Swamp Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Stony Run (A), Richardson Swamp (B), White Oak Swamp (C), White House Creek (D), Toe Ink Swamp (E), Timber Swamp (F), Southern Branch (G), Matadequin Creek (H), Schiminoe Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in New Kent County: Toe Ink Wayside (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Charles City County , Hanover County , Henrico County , James City County , King and Queen County , King William County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 319
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 115 (67% naturalized citizens)

New Kent County:

0.9%
Whole state:

8.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 19.3%

New Kent County marital status for males
New Kent County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in New Kent County with a mortgage: 2,714 (314 second mortgage, 456 home equity loan, 28 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 916

Here:

74.8% with mortgage
State:

75.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.02%
Here27.0%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 3,637
Total congregations: 14

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchOther
Adherents1,727 (47.5%)935 (25.7%)357 (9.8%)267 (7.3%)351 (9.7%)
Congregations7 (50.0%)3 (21.4%)1 (7.1%)1 (7.1%)2 (14.3%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in New Kent County - New Kent

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

1.16 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
New Kent County:

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
This county:

6.38 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 10
New Kent County:

5.80 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.2%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.5%
Virginia:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
New Kent County:

14.7%
State:

18.6%


Agriculture in New Kent County:

Average size of farms: 193 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $30,858
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $230.34
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 9.45%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 9.25%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $38,286
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 62.98%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.77%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $56,118
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.00%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.39
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.94%
Corn for grain: 4288 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2680 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 5914 harvested acres
Vegetables: 162 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

New Kent County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is near Virginia state average. It is 1.2 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

New Kent County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Virginia state average. It is 89% 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 49.9 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 61.5 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 53.2 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 75.4 miles away from New Kent County center
On 9/22/2001 at 16:01:20, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, 2.5 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 84.9 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 New Kent County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Beverage and tobacco products (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3%)

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




Most common first ancestries reported in New Kent County (%):





New Kent County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,804 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 801 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 14 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 6 (0%)
  • Walked: 54 (1%)
  • Other means: 14 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 135 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in New Kent County, Virginia in 2000:

People in group quarters in New Kent County, Virginia in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $64,287.

10.90% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($63,983 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.90%
Virginia average:

11.06%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
9.07% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($50,160 average AGI)
1.83% relocated from other states ($13,824 average AGI)
New Kent County:

1.83%
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 Henrico County, VA  2.80% ($54,545 average AGI)
from James City County, VA  1.29% ($60,160)
from Hanover County, VA  0.97% ($53,984)
from Chesterfield County, VA  0.60% ($81,000)
from Newport News city, VA  0.54% ($62,382)
from York County, VA  0.44% ($102,893)
from Richmond city, VA  0.37% ($39,130)


7.57% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($47,390 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.57%
Virginia average:

10.78%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.35% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($34,290 average AGI)
1.22% relocated to other states ($13,100 average AGI)
New Kent County:

1.22%
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 Henrico County, VA  1.78% ($38,694 average AGI)
to James City County, VA  0.77% ($31,191)
to Hanover County, VA  0.51% ($39,226)
to Chesterfield County, VA  0.45% ($53,222)
to Richmond city, VA  0.45% ($40,296)
to Charles City County, VA  0.41% ($40,560)
to King William County, VA  0.28% ($54,588)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7

Births per 1000 population in New Kent County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.2

Deaths per 1000 population in New Kent County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in New Kent County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,040 (1,717 aged, 323 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1024.400
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 664.310

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 22.98
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 18.63

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 211.1. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,878

Size of family households: 2,449 2-persons, 1,245 3-persons, 1,085 4-persons, 390 5-persons, 123 6-persons, 48 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,158 1-person, 275 2-persons, 23 3-persons, 10 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 2 6-persons.

97.8% of residents of New Kent County speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 24% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (64% speak English very well, 36% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $65,264,000 ($4197 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,348,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $40,481,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $12,003,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $614,000
Federal grants: $9,405,000
Federal procurement contracts: $674,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,086,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,009,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $16,763,000
Federal Government insurance: $8,031,000

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

Births: 781
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 547
Here:

34 per 1000 residents
State:

40 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +7
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,425
Here:

+151 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in New Kent County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 27.91 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in New Kent County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 14
  • 3 rooms: 42
  • 4 rooms: 326
  • 5 rooms: 887
  • 6 rooms: 1,017
  • 7 rooms: 840
  • 8 rooms: 647
  • 9+ rooms: 600
  • 1 room: 3
  • 2 rooms: 12
  • 3 rooms: 54
  • 4 rooms: 134
  • 5 rooms: 135
  • 6 rooms: 135
  • 7 rooms: 49
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9+ rooms: 23
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in New Kent County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 62
  • 2 bedrooms: 723
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,604
  • 4 bedrooms: 834
  • 5+ bedrooms: 150
  • no bedroom: 3
  • 1 bedroom: 52
  • 2 bedrooms: 216
  • 3 bedrooms: 247
  • 4 bedrooms: 23
  • 5+ bedrooms: 11
Cars and other vehicles available in New Kent County, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 162
  • 1 vehicle: 666
  • 2 vehicles: 1,850
  • 3 vehicles: 1,155
  • 4 vehicles: 416
  • 5+ vehicles: 124
  • no vehicle: 18
  • 1 vehicle: 221
  • 2 vehicles: 245
  • 3 vehicles: 60
  • 4 vehicles: 8
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

62% of New Kent County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 84% lived in Virginia.

New Kent County:

61.8%
State average:

53.8%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $91,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in New Kent County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (62.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.3%)
  • Wood (7.9%)
  • Utility gas (0.8%)
  • Electricity (55.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (24.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.5%)
  • Wood (8.0%)
  • Other fuel (2.5%)
  • Utility gas (1.4%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 70
Here:

4.4%
Virginia:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 44
Here:

5.4%
Virginia:

8.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 26
Here:

9.3%
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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

New Kent County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


New Kent County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


New Kent County government finances - Debt in 2002:


New Kent County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

New Kent County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)



Businesses in New Kent County, VA


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