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Powhatan County, Virginia (VA)

County population in 2016: 28,829 (0% urban, 100% rural); it was 22,377 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,558
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,845
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,449
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,091 (it was 809 in 2000)
% of renters here:

11%
State:

33%

Land area: 261 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 110 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Powhatan County: 87.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (37.4%), Construction (15.9%), Educational, health and social services (13.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Powhatan County, VA (2017)
    • 23,653105.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,42515.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6102.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 5262.4%Two or more races
    • 910.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 630.3%Asian alone
    • 200.09%Some other race alone
    • 130.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

44.8 years
Virginia median age:

38.2 years
Males: 15,485  (53.7%)
Females: 13,344  (46.3%)
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Average household size:
Powhatan County:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $84,009 ($53,992 in 1999)
This county:

$84,009
Virginia:

$71,535

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $795 (lower quartile is $537, upper quartile is $1,009)
This county:

$795
State:

$1005


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $322,189 (it was $140,000 in 2000)
Powhatan:

$322,189
Virginia:

$273,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $190,437 - $401,061
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,578
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $445

Institutionalized population: 2,361

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 56
  • Thefts: 149
  • Auto thefts: 25

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 50
  • Thefts: 162
  • Auto thefts: 25
Powhatan County, VA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 294 buildings, average cost: $95,500
  • 1998: 296 buildings, average cost: $102,200
  • 1999: 298 buildings, average cost: $102,800
  • 2000: 260 buildings, average cost: $117,200
  • 2001: 260 buildings, average cost: $127,300
  • 2002: 343 buildings, average cost: $140,300
  • 2003: 337 buildings, average cost: $153,000
  • 2004: 347 buildings, average cost: $221,400
  • 2005: 360 buildings, average cost: $239,600
  • 2006: 303 buildings, average cost: $265,400
  • 2007: 222 buildings, average cost: $282,900
  • 2008: 130 buildings, average cost: $249,000
  • 2009: 69 buildings, average cost: $199,300
  • 2010: 70 buildings, average cost: $233,400
  • 2011: 68 buildings, average cost: $246,000
  • 2012: 91 buildings, average cost: $300,700
  • 2013: 143 buildings, average cost: $254,100
  • 2014: 191 buildings, average cost: $271,900
  • 2015: 171 buildings, average cost: $242,300
  • 2016: 208 buildings, average cost: $192,700
  • 2017: 223 buildings, average cost: $185,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Powhatan, VA residents
Average permit cost in Powhatan, VA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,170 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,181 (0.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Powhatan, VA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Powhatan, VA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Powhatan, VA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 5.2%
Powhatan County:

5.2%
Virginia:

10.6%
(5.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.5% for Black residents, 2.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.4% for other race residents, 5.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 44.8 years old
(Males: 43.6 years old, Females: 46.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.3 years old, Black residents: 45.2 years old, American Indian residents: 39.8 years old, Asian residents: 45.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28.7 years old, Other race residents: 19.5 years old)

Area name: Richmond, VA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Powhatan 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.

Powhatan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Neighboring counties: Barton County, Missouri , Raleigh County, West Virginia , Jackson County, Kentucky , Roanoke County , Stanton County, Kansas , Powell County, Kentucky .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.7%
Virginia:

3.0%

Unemployment by year in Powhatan, VA
County total employment by year in Powhatan, VA
County average yearly wages by year in Powhatan, VA

Current college students: 807
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 29.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 665 (56.9% naturalized citizens)

Powhatan County:

2.3%
Whole state:

12.5%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1252010 or later
  • 1692000 to 2009
  • 1091990 to 1999
  • 1221980 to 1989
  • 321970 to 1979
  • 61Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 23.2%

Powhatan County marital status for males Powhatan County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 9,895
  • One, attached: 153
  • Two: 88
  • 10 to 19: 48
  • 20 or more: 7
  • Mobile homes: 399

Housing units in Powhatan County with a mortgage: 6,691 (264 second mortgage, 1,072 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,205

Here:

75.0% with mortgage
State:

68.9% with mortgage

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Powhatan County:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

1.45 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Powhatan County:

1.81 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 11
This county:

3.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Powhatan County:

8.3%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Powhatan County:

27.6%
State:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

20.5%
State:

18.6%

Agriculture in Powhatan County:

Average size of farms: 239 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $35,376
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $119.02
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 7.29%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 80.66%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $32,111
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 24.09%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.74%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $39,786
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.83%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.84
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 12.18%
Corn for grain: 876 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 711 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1329 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 11 acres

Earthquake activity:

Powhatan County-area historical earthquake activity is near Virginia state average. It is 85% 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 2.6 miles away from Powhatan 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 17.4 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 13.5 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 29.2 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 303.6 miles away from Powhatan 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 216.2 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:

  • Virginia Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 01, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3359: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3359, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Severe Storms and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: June 29, 2012 to July 01, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4072: July 27, 2012, FEMA Id: 4072, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • Virginia Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to August 28, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4024: September 03, 2011, FEMA Id: 4024, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3240: September 12, 2005, FEMA Id: 3240, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Hurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to October 01, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1491: September 18, 2003, FEMA Id: 1491, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 25, 2000 to January 30, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1318: February 28, 2000, FEMA Id: 1318, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Virginia Hurricane Fran, Incident Period: September 05, 1996 to September 23, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1135: September 06, 1996, FEMA Id: 1135, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Blizzard, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1086: January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: 1086, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • Virginia Ice Storm, Severe Storm, Flooding, Incident Period: February 08, 1994 to February 12, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1014: March 10, 1994, FEMA Id: 1014, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Storm, Flood
  • Virginia Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 14, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3112: March 25, 1993, FEMA Id: 3112, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Powhatan County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Droughts: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Powhatan

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,726 (73.4%)
  • Carpooled: 748 (9.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 23 (0.3%)
  • Subway or elevated: 23 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 123 (1.6%)
  • Walked: 80 (1.0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,182 (15.1%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Jamaica (14%)
  • Germany (11%)
  • El Salvador (10%)
  • Taiwan (8%)
  • Mexico (8%)
  • Brazil (6%)
  • England (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Powhatan County


  • American (20%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • German (6%)
  • European (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Italian (2%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 1,215 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 935 people in state prisons
  • 301 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 23 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded

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

  • 2,021 people in state prisons
  • 340 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 31 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 3 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $87,973.

7.69% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($78,758 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.69%
Virginia average:

9.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.40% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($67,035 average AGI)
1.29% relocated from other states ($11,723 average AGI)
Powhatan County:

1.29%
Virginia average:

3.61%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Chesterfield County, VA  3.20% ($87,183 average AGI)
from Henrico County, VA  0.84% ($95,066)
from Richmond city, VA  0.50% ($56,564)
from Cumberland County, VA  0.22% ($45,458)
from Hanover County, VA  0.22% ($56,417)
from Amelia County, VA  0.18% ($34,300)


6.51% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($66,984 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.51%
Virginia average:

9.76%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.99% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($49,680 average AGI)
1.52% relocated to other states ($17,304 average AGI)
Powhatan County:

1.52%
Virginia average:

3.89%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Chesterfield County, VA  1.98% ($48,944 average AGI)
to Henrico County, VA  0.70% ($61,720)
to Richmond city, VA  0.66% ($39,873)
to Cumberland County, VA  0.25% ($47,778)
to Amelia County, VA  0.23% ($64,720)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7

Births per 1000 population in Powhatan County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Powhatan County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.6

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Powhatan County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Powhatan County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Powhatan County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Powhatan County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Powhatan County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Powhatan County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Powhatan County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,298 (2,798 aged, 500 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 958 (16%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Powhatan County, Virginia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (222)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (137)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (125)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (116)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (101)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (79)
  • Congestive heart failure (69)
  • Unspecified dementia (64)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (61)
  • Pancreas, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (61)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 4%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 925
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 602
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 11

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 14
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 30

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 144.2. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 28,829
  • In family households: 23,621 (4,558 male householders, 3,296 female householders)
    6,529 spouses, 7,459 children (6,855 natural, 289 adopted, 308 stepchildren), 477 grandchildren, 118 brothers or sisters, 518 parents, 133 other relatives, 476 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,505 (1,025 male householders (869 living alone)), 1,084 female householders (931 living alone)), 383 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,667

Size of family households: 3,981 2-persons, 1,651 3-persons, 1,335 4-persons, 533 5-persons, 309 6-persons, 56 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,799 1-person, 275 2-persons, 34 3-persons.

4,215 married couples with children.
816 single-parent households (243 men, 573 women).

96.5% of residents of Powhatan speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (73% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (96% speak English very well, 4% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% speak English very well, 35% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (74% speak English very well, 26% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $76,106,000 ($2,942 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $7,358,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $50,083,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $11,769,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $267,000
Federal grants: $5,285,000
Federal procurement contracts: $925,000 ($6,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,777,000 ($3,951,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $354,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $22,970,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,681,000

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

Births: 1,413
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 742
Here:

28 per 1000 residents
State:

40 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +3,587
Here:

+135 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Powhatan County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.08 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.1
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.6
State:

4.4

Year house built in Powhatan County, Virginia
  • Year house built in Powhatan County, Virginia
  • 3882014 or later
  • 4732010 to 2013
  • 2,4552000 to 2009
  • 2,7931990 to 1999
  • 1,8811980 to 1989
  • 1,4481970 to 1979
  • 4241960 to 1969
  • 3431950 to 1959
  • 991940 to 1949
  • 4161939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Powhatan County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Powhatan County, Virginia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Powhatan County, Virginia
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 823 rooms
  • 3144 rooms
  • 1,1775 rooms
  • 1,7456 rooms
  • 1,6867 rooms
  • 1,6418 rooms
  • 2,2899+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Powhatan County, Virginia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Powhatan County, Virginia
  • 01 room
  • 202 rooms
  • 493 rooms
  • 2114 rooms
  • 2435 rooms
  • 966 rooms
  • 2097 rooms
  • 758 rooms
  • 1929+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Powhatan County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Powhatan County, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Powhatan County, Virginia
  • 0no bedroom
  • 641 bedroom
  • 7612 bedrooms
  • 4,7023 bedrooms
  • 2,8074 bedrooms
  • 5915+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Powhatan County, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Powhatan County, Virginia
  • 0no bedroom
  • 551 bedroom
  • 1922 bedrooms
  • 6533 bedrooms
  • 984 bedrooms
  • 1015+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Powhatan County, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Powhatan County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Powhatan County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 91no vehicle
  • 1,0851 vehicle
  • 3,4482 vehicles
  • 2,8933 vehicles
  • 8404 vehicles
  • 6315+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Powhatan County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Powhatan County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 54no vehicle
  • 3501 vehicle
  • 5452 vehicles
  • 1113 vehicles
  • 554 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

90.1% of Powhatan County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 14% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 85% lived in Virginia.

Powhatan County:

90.1%
State average:

84.7%

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

  • This state: 18,373
  • Other state: 9,366
  • Northeast: 3,067
  • Midwest: 1,401
  • South: 4,208
  • West: 669
Year householders moved into unit in Powhatan County, VA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Powhatan County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 80.6%Electricity
  • 7.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.1%Wood
  • 3.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.2%Utility gas
  • 0.1%Other fuel
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 81.6%Electricity
  • 8.7%Solar energy
  • 7.3%Wood
  • 5.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Utility gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 317
Here:

12.1%
Virginia:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 187
Here:

9.6%
Virginia:

9.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 203
Here:

21.5%
Virginia:

19.8%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Powhatan County government finances - Expenditure in 2012:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $255,000
    Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $65,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,083,000
  • Charges - Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $927,000
    Sewerage: $448,000
    Other: $185,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $150,000
    Solid Waste Management: $56,000
    Parks and Recreation: $35,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $22,000
  • Construction - Local Fire Protection: $1,763,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $120,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $41,898,000
    Police Protection: $4,053,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,032,000
    Financial Administration: $1,883,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,553,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,055,000
    General Public Buildings: $857,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $757,000
    Solid Waste Management: $695,000
    Correctional Institutions: $678,000
    Sewerage: $593,000
    Housing and Community Development: $493,000
    Water Utilities: $471,000
    Parks and Recreation: $418,000
    Corrections - Other: $393,000
    Libraries: $348,000
    Health - Other: $195,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $105,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $718,000
    Education: $76,000
    Other: $65,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,465,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $29,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $136,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $95,928,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $91,601,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,073,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,745,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,073,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $242,000
    General Revenue - Other: $102,000
    Sale of Property: $91,000
    Special Assessments: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $859,000
    General - Other: $63,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,823,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $388,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $21,858,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,227,000
    Other: $1,903,000
    Public Welfare: $660,000
  • Tax - Property: $34,583,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,518,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,497,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $672,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,925,000

Powhatan County government finances - Revenue in 2012:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $255,000
    Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $65,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,083,000
  • Charges - Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $927,000
    Sewerage: $448,000
    Other: $185,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $150,000
    Solid Waste Management: $56,000
    Parks and Recreation: $35,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $22,000
  • Construction - Local Fire Protection: $1,763,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $120,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $41,898,000
    Police Protection: $4,053,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,032,000
    Financial Administration: $1,883,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,553,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,055,000
    General Public Buildings: $857,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $757,000
    Solid Waste Management: $695,000
    Correctional Institutions: $678,000
    Sewerage: $593,000
    Housing and Community Development: $493,000
    Water Utilities: $471,000
    Parks and Recreation: $418,000
    Corrections - Other: $393,000
    Libraries: $348,000
    Health - Other: $195,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $105,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $718,000
    Education: $76,000
    Other: $65,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,465,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $29,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $136,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $95,928,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $91,601,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,073,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,745,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,073,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $242,000
    General Revenue - Other: $102,000
    Sale of Property: $91,000
    Special Assessments: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $859,000
    General - Other: $63,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,823,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $388,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $21,858,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,227,000
    Other: $1,903,000
    Public Welfare: $660,000
  • Tax - Property: $34,583,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,518,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,497,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $672,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,925,000

Powhatan County government finances - Debt in 2012:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $255,000
    Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $65,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,083,000
  • Charges - Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $927,000
    Sewerage: $448,000
    Other: $185,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $150,000
    Solid Waste Management: $56,000
    Parks and Recreation: $35,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $22,000
  • Construction - Local Fire Protection: $1,763,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $120,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $41,898,000
    Police Protection: $4,053,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,032,000
    Financial Administration: $1,883,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,553,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,055,000
    General Public Buildings: $857,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $757,000
    Solid Waste Management: $695,000
    Correctional Institutions: $678,000
    Sewerage: $593,000
    Housing and Community Development: $493,000
    Water Utilities: $471,000
    Parks and Recreation: $418,000
    Corrections - Other: $393,000
    Libraries: $348,000
    Health - Other: $195,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $105,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $718,000
    Education: $76,000
    Other: $65,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,465,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $29,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $136,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $95,928,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $91,601,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,073,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,745,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,073,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $242,000
    General Revenue - Other: $102,000
    Sale of Property: $91,000
    Special Assessments: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $859,000
    General - Other: $63,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,823,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $388,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $21,858,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,227,000
    Other: $1,903,000
    Public Welfare: $660,000
  • Tax - Property: $34,583,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,518,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,497,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $672,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,925,000

Powhatan County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $255,000
    Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $65,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,083,000
  • Charges - Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $927,000
    Sewerage: $448,000
    Other: $185,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $150,000
    Solid Waste Management: $56,000
    Parks and Recreation: $35,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $22,000
  • Construction - Local Fire Protection: $1,763,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $120,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $41,898,000
    Police Protection: $4,053,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,032,000
    Financial Administration: $1,883,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,553,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,055,000
    General Public Buildings: $857,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $757,000
    Solid Waste Management: $695,000
    Correctional Institutions: $678,000
    Sewerage: $593,000
    Housing and Community Development: $493,000
    Water Utilities: $471,000
    Parks and Recreation: $418,000
    Corrections - Other: $393,000
    Libraries: $348,000
    Health - Other: $195,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $105,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $718,000
    Education: $76,000
    Other: $65,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,465,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $29,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $136,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $95,928,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $91,601,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,073,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,745,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,073,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $242,000
    General Revenue - Other: $102,000
    Sale of Property: $91,000
    Special Assessments: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $859,000
    General - Other: $63,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,823,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $388,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $21,858,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,227,000
    Other: $1,903,000
    Public Welfare: $660,000
  • Tax - Property: $34,583,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,518,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,497,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $672,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,925,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 242
  • Number of aged recipients: 36
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 206
  • Number of recipients under 18: 36
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 145
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 61
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 98
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 98

Powhatan County on our top lists:

  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"