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Northumberland County, Virginia (VA)

County population in 2014: 12,251 (all rural); it was 12,259 in 2000
County 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:

13%
State:

33%

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)

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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%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 42%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 57%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Northumberland County, Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (70.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (25.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
Median resident age:  53.0 years
Virginia median age:  37.0 years
Males: 5,970  (48.7%)
Females: 6,281  (51.3%)
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Average household size:
Northumberland County:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $50,344 ($38,129 in 1999)

This county:

$50344
Virginia:

$62666

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $693 (lower quartile is $404, upper quartile is $755)
This county:

$693
State:

$922


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $233,821 (it was $117,300 in 2000)
Northumberland:

$233,821
Virginia:

$239,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $128,863 - $444,827

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $327,047
Here:

$327,047
State:

$320,313

Townhouses or other attached units: $630,677
Here:

$630,677
State:

$312,609

Mobile homes: $70,022
Here:

$70,022
State:

$57,576
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,352
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $375

Institutionalized population: 0

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 12
  • Burglaries: 43
  • Thefts: 102
  • Auto thefts: 6

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 34
  • Thefts: 148
  • Auto thefts: 12
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 124 buildings, average cost: $160,500
  • 2001: 150 buildings, average cost: $159,800
  • 2002: 162 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2003: 176 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2004: 207 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2007: 185 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2008: 82 buildings, average cost: $293,600
  • 2009: 54 buildings, average cost: $293,600
  • 2010: 48 buildings, average cost: $293,600
  • 2011: 47 buildings, average cost: $293,600
  • 2012: 54 buildings, average cost: $154,800
  • 2013: 57 buildings, average cost: $216,700
  • 2014: 55 buildings, average cost: $216,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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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%)

Northumberland County household income distribution in 2009 Northumberland County home values distribution Northumberland County contract rent distribution in 2009
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%
Northumberland County:

11.5%
Virginia:

11.7%
(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.

Cities in this county include: Heathsville.

Northumberland 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 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

Cemeteries: Bloxom Cemetery (1), Wessells Cemetery (2), Edge Hill Cemetery (3), Joynes Cemetery (4), Onancock Cemetery (5). 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

Beaches: Parramore Beach (A), Cedar Island Beach (B), Guard Shore (C), Snead Beach (D), Gargathy Beach (E), Sound Beach (F), Bow Beach (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Bath County, Kentucky , Chesterfield County , Saguache County, Colorado .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.8%
Virginia:

4.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

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)

Northumberland County:

1.6%
Whole state:

8.1%

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%

Northumberland County marital status for males Northumberland County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,905
  • One, attached: 89
  • Two: 37
  • 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

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

75.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Northumberland County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,56915
Evangelical Protestant2,35917
Other22
None7,400-
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
Northumberland County:

3.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Northumberland County:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 11
This county:

8.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Northumberland County:

13.2%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Northumberland County:

29.0%
State:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

20.8%
State:

18.6%

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

Tornado activity:

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.

Earthquake activity:

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).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

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

  • United Kingdom (23%)
  • Canada (18%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Australia (6%)
  • Netherlands (5%)
  • Greece (5%)
  • Thailand (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Northumberland County (%):

  • United States or American (21%)
  • English (18%)
  • German (7%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Polish (1%)

Northumberland County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,909 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 470 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 43 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 6 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 15 (0%)
  • Walked: 69 (1%)
  • Other means: 77 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 226 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

12 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $54,176.

4.87% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($59,528 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.87%
Virginia average:

9.34%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.72% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($42,362 average AGI)
1.15% relocated from other states ($17,167 average AGI)
Northumberland County:

1.15%
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 Lancaster County, VA  0.59% ($49,933 average AGI)
from Richmond County, VA  0.48% ($67,542)
from Fairfax County, VA  0.32% ($126,313)
from Westmoreland County, VA  0.30% ($25,533)
from Henrico County, VA  0.20% ($32,400)


3.98% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,191 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.98%
Virginia average:

9.20%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.88% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($24,975 average AGI)
1.10% relocated to other states ($15,216 average AGI)
Northumberland County:

1.10%
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 Lancaster County, VA  0.56% ($43,429 average AGI)
to Richmond County, VA  0.42% ($30,000)
to Westmoreland County, VA  0.34% ($30,412)
to Essex County, VA  0.28% ($25,429)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.7

Births per 1000 population in Northumberland County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Northumberland County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Northumberland County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Northumberland County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

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)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (88)
  • Unspecified dementia (82)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (80)
  • Congestive heart failure (76)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (64)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (62)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 877.740
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1312.720
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7.77

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 26.06
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 15.54

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 15.54

Household type by relationship:

Households: 12,330
  • In family households: 10,232 (2,635 male householders, 1,121 female householders)
    3,009 spouses, 2,458 children (2,290 natural, 59 adopted, 109 stepchildren), 378 grandchildren, 115 brothers or sisters, 117 parents, 146 other relatives, 187 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,098 (822 male householders (670 living alone)), 962 female householders (846 living alone)), 314 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 2,348 2-persons, 659 3-persons, 419 4-persons, 203 5-persons, 75 6-persons, 52 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,516 1-person, 238 2-persons, 19 3-persons, 6 4-persons, 5 5-persons.

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:

Births: 574
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 897
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

40 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +18
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +932
Here:

+72 per 1000 residents
State:

+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:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.4
State:

4.3

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
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 30
  • 3 rooms: 129
  • 4 rooms: 427
  • 5 rooms: 1,019
  • 6 rooms: 1,124
  • 7 rooms: 859
  • 8 rooms: 620
  • 9+ rooms: 575
  • 1 room: 17
  • 2 rooms: 11
  • 3 rooms: 67
  • 4 rooms: 109
  • 5 rooms: 160
  • 6 rooms: 162
  • 7 rooms: 104
  • 8 rooms: 20
  • 9+ rooms: 37
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Northumberland County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 129
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,045
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,703
  • 4 bedrooms: 731
  • 5+ bedrooms: 168
  • no bedroom: 23
  • 1 bedroom: 73
  • 2 bedrooms: 190
  • 3 bedrooms: 316
  • 4 bedrooms: 61
  • 5+ bedrooms: 24
Cars and other vehicles available in Northumberland County, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 296
  • 1 vehicle: 1,352
  • 2 vehicles: 2,099
  • 3 vehicles: 692
  • 4 vehicles: 253
  • 5+ vehicles: 91
  • no vehicle: 48
  • 1 vehicle: 280
  • 2 vehicles: 277
  • 3 vehicles: 55
  • 4 vehicles: 27
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

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.

Northumberland County:

65.3%
State average:

53.8%

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

  • This state: 8305
  • Northeast: 1067
  • Midwest: 492
  • South: 1971
  • West: 156

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
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (44.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (36.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.9%)
  • Wood (4.5%)
  • Utility gas (1.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (48.2%)
  • Electricity (34.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.6%)
  • Wood (5.8%)
  • Other fuel (3.2%)
  • Utility gas (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 60
Here:

6.2%
Virginia:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 23
Here:

4.1%
Virginia:

8.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 40
Here:

22.6%
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 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 246
  • Number of aged recipients: 51
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 195
  • Number of recipients under 18: 35
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 136
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 75
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 121
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 109
Northumberland County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Northumberland County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Northumberland County on our top lists:

  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"