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Northampton County, Virginia (VA)


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County population in 2012: 12,226 (all rural); it was 13,093 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,735
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,818
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,655
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,770 (it was 1,666 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

33%

Land area: 207 sq. mi.
Water area: 588.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 60 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Northampton County: 87.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.8%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (13.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 13%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Northampton County, Virginia:


Median resident age:  47.0 years
Virginia median age:  37.0 years

Males: 5,929  (49.4%)
Females: 6,460  (50.6%)

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Northampton County,VA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Northampton County:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $35,940 ($28,276 in 1999)
This county:

$35940
Virginia:

$59330

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $393 (lower quartile is $219, upper quartile is $552)
This county:

$393
State:

$832


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $216,412 (it was $75,100 in 2000)
Northampton County:

$216,412
Virginia:

$252,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $119,173 - $357,403

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $254,018
Here:

$254,018
State:

$330,816

Townhouses or other attached units: $909,593
Here:

$909,593
State:

$310,878

In 2-unit structures: $939,556
Here:

$939,556
State:

$285,516

Mobile homes: $88,130
Here:

$88,130
State:

$37,843

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $97,396
Here:

$97,396
State:

$92,978
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,633
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $248

Institutionalized population: 272

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):


Northampton 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: $957 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $904 (0.5%)


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


Northampton County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 18.9%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for Black residents, 18.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 82.8% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 47 years old
(Males: 45 years old, Females: 49 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50 years old, Black residents: 46 years old, American Indian residents: 49 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

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

20.5%
Whole state:

9.6%

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

6.5%
Whole state:

4.3%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Northampton 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: Exmore, Cape Charles, Nassawadox, Cheriton, Eastville.

Northampton 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 Northampton County: Northampton County Landfill (A), Arlington Wharf (B), Twin Cedars Farms (C), Picketts Harbor Farms (D), Yaros Farms (E), Concord Wharf (F), Latimer Siding (G), Taylor Wharf (H), James Wharf (I), Morleys Wharf (J), Hunts Wharf (K), Parsons Siding (L), Picketts Harbor (M), Miles Wharf (N), Plantation (O), Weirwood Fairgrounds (P), Cape Charles Lighthouse (Q), Hog Island Light (R), Kings Creek Landing (S), Miles Wharf (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Northampton Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Northampton County include: Allen Church (A), Antioch Church (B), Red Bank Church (C), Bethel Church (D), Bethlehem Temple Mission (E), Saint Marys Church (F), Capeville Church (G), Bethel United Methodist Church (H), Ebenezer Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Tomb of Custin (1), Cape Charles Cemetery (2), Whitehead Cemetery (3), Allen Cemetery (4), Holland Cemetery (5), Phillips Place Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Mud Hole (A), Bulls Pond (B), Custis Pond (C), Miller Pond (D), Mears Pond (E), Kellam Pond (F), Smith Pond (G), Longs Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Eyrehall Creek (A), Wilkins Creek (B), Westerhouse Creek (C), Warehouse Creek (D), Walls Landing Creek (E), Upshur Creek (F), Upper Landing Creek (G), Two Mouths Creek (H), Thomas Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Northampton County include: Mockhorn Island State Wildlife Management Area (1), Indiantown Recreation Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Myrtle Island Beach (A), Wilkins Beach (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Accomack County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 486
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 67.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 447 (30% naturalized citizens)

Northampton County:

3.4%
Whole state:

8.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 77.2%

Northampton County marital status for males
Northampton County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Northampton County with a mortgage: 1,170 (81 second mortgage, 145 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,671

Here:

41.2% with mortgage
State:

75.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 30.42%
Here30.4%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 3,983
Total congregations: 27

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionEpiscopal ChurchCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents1,825 (45.8%)1,212 (30.4%)292 (7.3%)209 (5.2%)120 (3.0%)
Congregations8 (29.6%)7 (25.9%)3 (11.1%)1 (3.7%)2 (7.4%)
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist Church The Wesleyan ChurchChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents93 (2.3%)92 (2.3%)75 (1.9%)30 (0.8%)35 (0.9%)
Congregations1 (3.7%)1 (3.7%)1 (3.7%)1 (3.7%)2 (7.4%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Northampton County - Exmore, Cape Charles, Nassawadox, Cheriton, Eastville

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

3.74 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.


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

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.

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

8.23 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Northampton County:

8.98 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.1%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.5%
Virginia:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Northampton County:

22.0%
State:

18.6%


Agriculture in Northampton County:

Average size of farms: 281 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $236,320
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $844.10
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 12.87%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 25.44%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $177,081
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 74.41%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 23.83%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $99,056
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 77.01%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Corn for grain: 5856 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 6965 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 2492 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 19452 harvested acres
Vegetables: 7,046 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 60 acres

Tornado activity:

Northampton County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 3.2 times below overall U.S. average.

Most recent natural disasters:


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

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (5%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Food (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Cashiers (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 Northampton County (%):





Northampton County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,603 (71%)
  • Carpooled: 816 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 109 (2%)
  • Bicycle: 15 (0%)
  • Walked: 200 (4%)
  • Other means: 88 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 238 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $43,100.

6.87% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($57,723 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.87%
Virginia average:

11.06%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.84% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($25,033 average AGI)
3.03% relocated from other states ($32,690 average AGI)
Northampton County:

3.03%
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 Accomack County, VA  1.57% ($25,493 average AGI)
from Virginia Beach city, VA  0.63% ($72,100)
from Norfolk city, VA  0.27% ($19,846)


5.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($52,331 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.39%
Virginia average:

10.78%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.97% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($16,736 average AGI)
2.42% relocated to other states ($35,594 average AGI)
Northampton County:

2.42%
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 Accomack County, VA  1.38% ($26,769 average AGI)
to Virginia Beach city, VA  0.34% ($43,625)
to Norfolk city, VA  0.23% ($27,636)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.3

Births per 1000 population in Northampton County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Northampton County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Northampton County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,943 (2,553 aged, 390 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 7.52
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 38908.52
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 1924.380
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 226678.19

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1203.130
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1372.900
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 14.76

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 23.61
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 66.43

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7.38

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 12,063

Size of family households: 1,734 2-persons, 789 3-persons, 483 4-persons, 215 5-persons, 83 6-persons, 55 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,703 1-person, 228 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 7 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 3 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

94.3% of residents of Northampton County speak English at home.
4.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (39% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 22% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 7% 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: $186,837,000 ($14045 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $45,322,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $43,787,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $19,430,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,135,000
Federal grants: $25,032,000
Federal procurement contracts: $87,533,000 ($42,346,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,920,000 ($134,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $970,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,938,000
Federal Government insurance: $128,787,000

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

Births: 887
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,101
Here:

81 per 1000 residents
State:

40 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +212
Here:

+16 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +482
Here:

+36 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Northampton County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.26 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Northampton County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 20
  • 3 rooms: 94
  • 4 rooms: 304
  • 5 rooms: 850
  • 6 rooms: 876
  • 7 rooms: 679
  • 8 rooms: 473
  • 9+ rooms: 357
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 106
  • 3 rooms: 170
  • 4 rooms: 420
  • 5 rooms: 418
  • 6 rooms: 312
  • 7 rooms: 126
  • 8 rooms: 58
  • 9+ rooms: 56
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Northampton County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 23
  • 1 bedroom: 141
  • 2 bedrooms: 839
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,922
  • 4 bedrooms: 598
  • 5+ bedrooms: 132
  • no bedroom: 13
  • 1 bedroom: 269
  • 2 bedrooms: 655
  • 3 bedrooms: 596
  • 4 bedrooms: 124
  • 5+ bedrooms: 9
Cars and other vehicles available in Northampton County, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 340
  • 1 vehicle: 1,192
  • 2 vehicles: 1,437
  • 3 vehicles: 513
  • 4 vehicles: 131
  • 5+ vehicles: 42
  • no vehicle: 332
  • 1 vehicle: 796
  • 2 vehicles: 461
  • 3 vehicles: 59
  • 4 vehicles: 14
  • 5+ vehicles: 4

66% of Northampton County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 56% lived in Virginia.

Northampton County:

65.7%
State average:

53.8%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $55,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 6%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Northampton County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (40.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29.9%)
  • Electricity (25.9%)
  • Wood (2.5%)
  • Utility gas (0.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (39.6%)
  • Electricity (28.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26.6%)
  • Wood (4.1%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 184
Here:

12.3%
Virginia:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 102
Here:

10.9%
Virginia:

8.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 50
Here:

11.8%
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

Northampton County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Northampton County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Northampton County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Northampton County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Northampton County, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John17276.3 years
William16373.7 years
Mary15879.0 years
James13671.9 years
George10672.1 years
Margaret6979.4 years
Robert6871.8 years
Charles6475.0 years
Virginia5777.9 years
Elizabeth5681.2 years
Most common last names in Northampton County, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith11977.3 years
Kellam7674.4 years
Johnson7371.7 years
Moore6479.0 years
Jones5871.6 years
Spady5578.3 years
Collins5572.2 years
Nottingham4977.7 years
Lewis4675.0 years
Bailey4673.6 years
Businesses in Northampton County, VA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's2
Ace Hardware1RadioShack1
Best Western1Rite Aid1
FedEx2Subway1
GNC1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1True Value3
Hardee's2U-Haul2
Holiday Inn1UPS1
KFC1Vans1
MasterBrand Cabinets1
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