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Southampton County, Virginia (VA)


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County population in 2012: 18,409 (2% urban, 98% rural); it was 17,482 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,266
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,767
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,665
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,686 (it was 1,614 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

33%

Land area: 600 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 31 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Southampton County: 86.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.2%), Manufacturing (14.0%), Retail trade (13.1%), Public administration (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 24%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Southampton County, Virginia:


Median resident age:  44.0 years
Virginia median age:  37.0 years

Males: 9,666  (49.7%)
Females: 8,904  (50.3%)

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Southampton County,VA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Southampton County:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $43,210 ($33,995 in 1999)
This county:

$43210
Virginia:

$59330

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $440 (lower quartile is $258, upper quartile is $606)
This county:

$440
State:

$832


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $153,645 (it was $79,500 in 2000)
Southampton County:

$153,645
Virginia:

$252,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $98,123 - $209,415

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $192,711
Here:

$192,711
State:

$330,816

Townhouses or other attached units: $379,498
Here:

$379,498
State:

$310,878

Mobile homes: $88,539
Here:

$88,539
State:

$37,843

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $936,500
Here:

$936,500
State:

$92,978
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,547
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $292

Institutionalized population: 1,554

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):


Southampton 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: $804 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $671 (0.6%)


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


Southampton County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 15.4%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.1% for Black residents, 34.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 7.7% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 44 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 45 years old, American Indian residents: 41 years old, Asian residents: 41 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 21 years old)

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

14.6%
Whole state:

9.6%

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

6.1%
Whole state:

4.3%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Southampton County is $483 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $535 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $662 a month.

Cities in this county include: Courtland, Boykins, Southampton Meadows, Sedley, Ivor, Newsoms, Capron, Branchville.

Southampton 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 Southampton County: Southeastern Public Service Authority Ivor Transfer Station (A), Southeastern Public Service Authority Franklin Transfer Station (B), Southeastern Public Service Authority Boykins Transfer Station (C), Cobbs Wharf (D), Battle Beach (E), Southern Belleturf Farms (F), Sands (G), Sandy Ridge Farms (H), Story (I), Cypress Cove Country Club (J), Darden Camp (K), Bronco Rod and Gun Club (L), Still Landing (M), White Head Hall (N), Southhampton Speedway (O), Mill Creek Landing (P), Southampton Motor Speedway (Q), Drewryville Volunteer Fire Department Station 7 (R), Southampton State Correctional Farm (S), Courtland Volunteer Fire Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Southampton County include: Barnes Church (A), Barretts Church (B), Rising Star Church (C), Bethel Church (D), Bethel Star Church (E), Beulahland Church (F), Saint Johns Church (G), Saint Lukes Church (H), Saint Marks Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Beechwood Cemetery (1), Butts Cemetery (2), Capron Cemetery (3), Mount Table Cemetery (4), Hollywood Cemetery (5), Ivor Cemetery (6), Pleasant Grove Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Wades Pond (A), Darden Millpond (B), Darden Pond (C), Mill Run Pond (D), Johnson Millpond (E), Rivers Pond (F), Whitefields Millpond (G), Windbourne Mill Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Warwick Branch (A), Village Run (B), Tucker Swamp (C), Three Creek (D), Terrapin Swamp (E), Tarrara Creek (F), Sweat Swamp (G), Smith Swamp (H), Seacock Swamp (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Gates County, North Carolina , Greensville County , Hertford County, North Carolina , Isle of Wight County , Northampton County, North Carolina , Surry County , Sussex County , Franklin city , Suffolk city .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 565
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 63.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 51 (76% naturalized citizens)

Southampton County:

0.3%
Whole state:

8.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 37.8%

Southampton County marital status for males
Southampton County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Southampton County with a mortgage: 2,207 (256 second mortgage, 328 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,374

Here:

61.6% with mortgage
State:

75.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.68%
Here43.7%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 7,637
Total congregations: 36

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents4,822 (63.1%)1,810 (23.7%)312 (4.1%)275 (3.6%)418 (5.5%)
Congregations15 (41.7%)14 (38.9%)2 (5.6%)2 (5.6%)3 (8.3%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Southampton County - Courtland, Boykins, Southampton Meadows, Sedley, Ivor

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

1.63 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Southampton County:

2.17 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
This county:

5.42 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Southampton County:

2.17 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.1%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.6%
Virginia:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Southampton County:

19.9%
State:

18.6%


Agriculture in Southampton County:

Average size of farms: 613 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $127,279
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $262.58
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 37.40%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $135,858
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 49.46%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.78%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $133,200
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 82.55%
Average age of principal farm operators: 51 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.75
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.65%
Corn for grain: 10974 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 4158 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 31053 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 21019 harvested acres
Vegetables: 647 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 37 acres

Tornado activity:

Southampton County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is below Virginia state average. It is 1.9 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Southampton County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 97% 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 75.6 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 90.5 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 84.6 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 85.1 miles away from Southampton County center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Southampton County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Paper (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Paper (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

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




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





Southampton County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,667 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 895 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 38 (1%)
  • Taxi: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 3 (0%)
  • Walked: 91 (1%)
  • Other means: 78 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 171 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $45,889.

8.00% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,116 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.00%
Virginia average:

11.06%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.19% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($27,992 average AGI)
1.80% relocated from other states ($7,124 average AGI)
Southampton County:

1.80%
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 Franklin city, VA  1.21% ($34,192 average AGI)
from Suffolk city, VA  0.78% ($37,043)
from Virginia Beach city, VA  0.68% ($37,488)
from Isle of Wight County, VA  0.61% ($34,811)
from Portsmouth city, VA  0.46% ($44,821)
from Chesapeake city, VA  0.41% ($37,440)
from Norfolk city, VA  0.35% ($37,619)


6.02% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,483 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.02%
Virginia average:

10.78%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.30% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($22,421 average AGI)
1.73% relocated to other states ($9,062 average AGI)
Southampton County:

1.73%
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 Franklin city, VA  1.07% ($30,159 average AGI)
to Isle of Wight County, VA  0.54% ($26,469)
to Suffolk city, VA  0.42% ($30,680)
to Sussex County, VA  0.27% ($31,563)
to Chesterfield County, VA  0.19% ($35,091)
to Emporia city, VA  0.19% ($26,545)
to Portsmouth city, VA  0.19% ($39,727)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.6

Births per 1000 population in Southampton County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Southampton County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Southampton County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,297 (1,903 aged, 394 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1034.970
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1034.970
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5.69

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 11.46
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 11.37

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,003

Size of family households: 2,168 2-persons, 1,157 3-persons, 937 4-persons, 332 5-persons, 136 6-persons, 95 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,604 1-person, 250 2-persons, 30 3-persons, 7 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

97.8% of residents of Southampton County speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 17% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $92,780,000 ($5276 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,298,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $37,453,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $20,835,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $9,736,000
Federal grants: $20,464,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,608,000 ($116,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,683,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,247,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $8,578,000
Federal Government insurance: $41,328,000

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

Births: 914
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 918
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

40 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +157
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Southampton County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.27 millions of gallons per day (39% from ground, 61% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Southampton County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 24
  • 3 rooms: 71
  • 4 rooms: 360
  • 5 rooms: 1,039
  • 6 rooms: 1,192
  • 7 rooms: 939
  • 8 rooms: 573
  • 9+ rooms: 458
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 40
  • 3 rooms: 112
  • 4 rooms: 537
  • 5 rooms: 447
  • 6 rooms: 224
  • 7 rooms: 129
  • 8 rooms: 71
  • 9+ rooms: 50
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Southampton County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 11
  • 1 bedroom: 60
  • 2 bedrooms: 870
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,928
  • 4 bedrooms: 672
  • 5+ bedrooms: 124
  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 169
  • 2 bedrooms: 756
  • 3 bedrooms: 551
  • 4 bedrooms: 100
  • 5+ bedrooms: 34
Cars and other vehicles available in Southampton County, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 238
  • 1 vehicle: 1,169
  • 2 vehicles: 1,849
  • 3 vehicles: 1,013
  • 4 vehicles: 311
  • 5+ vehicles: 85
  • no vehicle: 332
  • 1 vehicle: 743
  • 2 vehicles: 395
  • 3 vehicles: 123
  • 4 vehicles: 11
  • 5+ vehicles: 10

63% of Southampton County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 82% lived in Virginia.

Southampton County:

63.2%
State average:

53.8%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $56,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 6%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Southampton County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (48.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21.0%)
  • Wood (6.4%)
  • Utility gas (0.7%)
  • Electricity (36.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (25.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21.4%)
  • Wood (13.6%)
  • Other fuel (1.9%)
  • Utility gas (1.5%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 272
Here:

13.4%
Virginia:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 152
Here:

15.8%
Virginia:

8.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 43
Here:

8.4%
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

Southampton County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Southampton County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Southampton County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Southampton County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Southampton 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 Southampton County, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James12070.4 years
John9173.3 years
Mary8080.3 years
William7369.8 years
Robert6066.5 years
Willie5473.9 years
George5073.1 years
Annie3884.0 years
Joseph3671.9 years
Virginia3578.4 years
Most common last names in Southampton County, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams6371.6 years
Joyner5175.9 years
Brown5173.4 years
Bryant4978.7 years
Davis4774.6 years
Johnson4772.9 years
Harris3974.5 years
Barnes3770.8 years
Turner3771.4 years
Jones3774.8 years
Businesses in Southampton County, VA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2Lane Furniture1
Dairy Queen1True Value1
La-Z-Boy2U-Haul2
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