County population in 2014: 12,251 (all rural); it was 12,259 in 2000County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,510 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,103 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,783 Renter-occupied apartments: 927 (it was 687 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 192 sq. mi.
Water area: 93.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 64 people per square mile (average).
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Northumberland County: 88.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Industries providing employment: Construction (27.4%), Educational, health and social services (21.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.8%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (13.2%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $932 (0.4%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $983 (0.4%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.1%
(4.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.9% for Black residents, 22.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.5%
(5.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.7% for Black residents, 21.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Median age of residents in 2013: 54 years old
(Males: 53 years old, Females: 54 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 60 years old, Black residents: 45 years old, Asian residents: 9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 53 years old)
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Northumberland 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.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Northumberland County: Sheilds Wharf (A), Poplar Cove (B), Poplar Cove Wharf (C), Folly Creek Landing (D), Accomack County Northern Landfill Number 2 (E), Assawoman (F), Harborton Solid Waste Receiving Facility (G), Virginia Truck Experimental Station (H), Belle Haven Station (I), Red Hill (J), Marsh Market (K), Keller Campgrounds (L), Messongo Bridge (M), Jenkins Bridge (N), Chincoteague Pumping Station (O), Grangeville (P), Frogstool (Q), Finneys Wharf (R), Evans Wharf (S), Broadway Landing (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Northumberland County include: Pocomoke Church (A), Adams Church (B), Andrew Chapel (C), Bethel Church (D), Saint Johns Church (E), Saint Josephs Church (F), Saint Lukes Church (G), Saint Thomas Church (H), Broadway Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Sloop Gut (A), Goose Lakes (B), Horseshoe Pond (C), Level Pond (D), North Pond (E), Bundick Pond (F), Custis Pond (G), Virginia Truck and Experimental Station Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Little Creek (A), Wreck Island Creek (B), Wire Creek (C), Willis Creek (D), Whites Creek (E), White Perch Creek (F), Waterhole Creek (G), Warrington Branch (H), Warehouse Prong (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Northumberland County include: Accomack Wayside (1), Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (2), Wallops Island National Wildlife Refuge (3), Saxis Marsh Waterfowl Management Area and Refuge (4). Display/hide their locations on the map
Current college students: 211 People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 75.9% People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.7%
Number of foreign born residents: 194 (63% naturalized citizens)
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
1995 to March 2000: 30
1990 to 1994: 26
1985 to 1989: 6
1980 to 1984: 8
1975 to 1979: 2
1970 to 1974: 14
1970 to 1974: 31
1965 to 1969: 77
Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.4 minutes
Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 46.8%
Housing units in structures:
One, detached: 6,905
One, attached: 89
3 or 4: 21
5 to 9: 21
10 to 19: 10
Mobile homes: 941
Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 33
Housing units in Northumberland County with a mortgage: 1,867 (142 second mortgage, 157 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan) Houses without a mortgage: 1,756
0.0% with mortgage
75.1% with mortgage
Religion statistics for Northumberland County
Northumberland 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: 4
3.11 / 10,000 pop.
2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
0.78 / 10,000 pop.
1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
6.22 / 10,000 pop.
4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
8.55 / 10,000 pop.
7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Agriculture in Northumberland County:
Average size of farms: 314 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $57,876 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $228.64 The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 4.66% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $55,358 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 76.95% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.13% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $112,190 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 82.03% Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.34 Corn for grain: 12694 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 9117 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 15946 harvested acres Vegetables: 52 harvested acres
Northumberland County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 5658286.1 times below overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 5/7/1967, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Northumberland County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Virginia state average. It is 86% 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 86.0 miles away from Northumberland County center On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 171.3 miles away from the 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 329.6 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 93.2 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 84.8 miles away from Northumberland County center On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 171.3 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:
VirginiaSevere Storms and Flooding, Including Severe Storms and Flooding Associated with Tropical Depression Ernesto, Incident Period: August 29, 2006 to September 7, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1661): September 22, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1661, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Tropical Depression
VirginiaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3240): September 12, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3240, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
VirginiaHurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to October 1, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1491): September 18, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1491, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
VirginiaWinter Storm, Incident Period: January 25, 2000 to January 30, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1318): February 28, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1318, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
VirginiaHurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 13, 1999 to September 26, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1293): September 18, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1293, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
VirginiaHurricane Fran, Incident Period: September 5, 1996 to September 23, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1135): September 6, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1135, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
VirginiaBlizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1086): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1086, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
VirginiaIce Storm, Severe Storm, Flooding, Incident Period: February 8, 1994 to February 12, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1014): March 10, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1014, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Storm, Flood
VirginiaSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 14, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3112): March 25, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3112, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
VirginiaSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: November 9, 1985, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-755): November 9, 1985, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-755, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Northumberland County (12) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10 Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Northumberland County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,626 (3,301 aged, 325 disabled) Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 407 (18%)
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Most common underlying causes of death in Northumberland County, Virginia in 1999 - 2014:
Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (209)
Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (196)
Atherosclerotic heart disease (135)
Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (132)
1,435 married couples with children.
499 single-parent households (113 men, 386 women).
97.5% of residents of Northumberland County speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 24% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (89% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (35% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 35% speak English not well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $93,095,000 ($7221 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $8,297,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $58,612,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $19,557,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,497,000 Federal grants: $6,588,000 Federal procurement contracts: $2,627,000 ($2,020,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $2,214,000 ($71,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $967,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,710,000 Federal Government insurance: $98,242,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
45 per 1000 residents
70 per 1000 residents
70 per 1000 residents
40 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +18
+1 per 1000 residents
+18 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +932
+72 per 1000 residents
+14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Northumberland County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.16 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 201
2000 to 2004: 1,970
1990 to 1999: 1,566
1980 to 1989: 1,201
1970 to 1979: 1,450
1960 to 1969: 549
1950 to 1959: 898
1940 to 1949: 488
1939 or earlier: 845
Rooms in houses/apartments in Northumberland County, Virginia
65% of Northumberland County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Virginia.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 8305
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $49,200
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Northumberland County