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Surry County, Virginia (VA)


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County population in 2012: 6,844 (all rural); it was 6,829 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,401
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 792
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,017
Renter-occupied apartments: 633 (it was 602 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

33%

Land area: 279 sq. mi.
Water area: 31.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 25 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Surry County: 86.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (20.4%), Educational,health and social services (15.0%), Retail trade (14.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 20%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Surry County, Virginia:


Median resident age:  45.0 years
Virginia median age:  37.0 years

Males: 3,484  (46.8%)
Females: 3,574  (53.2%)

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Surry County,VA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Surry County:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $47,739 ($37,558 in 1999)
This county:

$47739
Virginia:

$59330

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $432 (lower quartile is $338, upper quartile is $587)
This county:

$432
State:

$832


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $170,615 (it was $82,800 in 2000)
Surry County:

$170,615
Virginia:

$252,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $109,305 - $238,300

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $276,058
Here:

$276,058
State:

$330,816

Townhouses or other attached units: $3,721,691
Here:

$3,721,691
State:

$310,878

Mobile homes: $158,759
Here:

$158,759
State:

$37,843
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,573
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $314

Institutionalized population: 0

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):


Surry 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: $1,091 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $896 (0.8%)


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


Surry County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 6.3%
(5.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.2% for Black residents, 4.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.3% for other race residents, 20.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 45 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 44 years old, American Indian residents: 54 years old, Asian residents: 42 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)

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

10.8%
Whole state:

9.6%

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

4.4%
Whole state:

4.3%

Area name: Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Surry County is $706 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $811 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1118 a month.

Cities in this county include: Claremont, Dendron, Surry, Scotland.

Surry 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 Surry County: Dancing Point Shoal Channel Range (A), Bacons Castle (B), Walls Bridge (C), Grays Creek Marina (D), Claremont Wharf (E), Sandy Point Wharf (F), Old Courthouse Corners (G), Pipsico Boy Scout Reservation (H), Smith Fort (I), Four Mile Tree (J), Dillard Wharf (K), Swanns Point Plantation (L), Surry Nuclear Powerplant (M), Chippokes Plantation (N), Clarks Landing (O), Cross Creek Landing (P), Davis Landing (Q), Grays Landing (R), Camp Lions (S), Camp Kiwanis (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Surry County include: Poplar Lawn Church (A), Rocky Hock Church (B), Saint Marys Church (C), Church of All Nations (D), Cypress Creek Church (E), Swanns Point Church (F), The Church of Jesus Christ (G), Ferguson Grove Church (H), Union Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Booker T Memorial Park (1), Wier Neck Cemetery (2), Jones Cemetery (3), Hickory Grove Memorial Cemetery (4), Poplar Lawn Cemetery (5), Swanns Point Plantation Cemetery (6), Mount Moriah Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Peach Orchard Gut (A), Black Duck Gut (B), Averys Pond (C), Sunken Meadow Pond (D), Atkins Pond (E), Gray Pond (F), Eastover Pond (G), Low Point Millpond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Lower Chippokes Creek (A), Warwick Swamp (B), Upper Chippokes Creek (C), Timber Neck Creek (D), Sunken Meadow Creek (E), Spring Run (F), Spring Grove Swamp (G), Reedy Branch (H), Pigeonroost Swamp (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Surry County include: Hog Island State Waterfowl Refuge (1), Chippokes Plantation State Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Charles City County , Isle of Wight County , James City County , Prince George County , Southampton County , Sussex County .

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: 70.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 33 (70% naturalized citizens)

Surry County:

0.5%
Whole state:

8.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 39.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 29.7%

Surry County marital status for males
Surry County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Surry County with a mortgage: 806 (108 second mortgage, 88 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 395

Here:

67.1% with mortgage
State:

75.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 21.77%
Here21.8%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 1,487
Total congregations: 18

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal Church Additional (Not in any CCC Body) Congregational Christian ChurchesOther
Adherents817 (54.9%)518 (34.8%)72 (4.8%)47 (3.2%)33 (2.2%)
Congregations6 (33.3%)6 (33.3%)2 (11.1%)2 (11.1%)2 (11.1%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Surry County - Claremont, Dendron, Surry, Scotland

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Surry County:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
This county:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Surry County:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.4%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.6%
Virginia:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Surry County:

9.2%
State:

18.6%


Agriculture in Surry County:

Average size of farms: 394 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $156,006
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $159,020
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 73.97%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.12%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $86,615
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 83.47%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.33
Corn for grain: 6720 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 7037 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 3840 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 14863 harvested acres
Vegetables: 33 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Surry County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Virginia state average. It is 1.4 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/19/1978, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Surry County-area historical earthquake activity is below Virginia state average. It is 93% 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 64.5 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 78.5 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 71.3 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 83.2 miles away from Surry County center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Surry 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: 3, Tropical Depressions: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Transportation equipment (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Food (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Food (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)

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




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





Surry County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,364 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 604 (19%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 10 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 9 (0%)
  • Walked: 29 (1%)
  • Other means: 33 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 98 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $44,407.

8.22% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($39,399 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.22%
Virginia average:

11.06%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.52% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($32,916 average AGI)
1.70% relocated from other states ($6,483 average AGI)
Surry County:

1.70%
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 Isle of Wight County, VA  1.09% ($33,000 average AGI)
from Newport News city, VA  1.01% ($33,680)
from Hampton city, VA  0.53% ($70,462)
from James City County, VA  0.49% ($50,250)
from Sussex County, VA  0.40% ($34,200)


6.52% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,481 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.52%
Virginia average:

10.78%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.69% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($29,367 average AGI)
0.82% relocated to other states ($4,114 average AGI)
Surry County:

0.82%
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 Isle of Wight County, VA  0.91% ($25,682 average AGI)
to Newport News city, VA  0.91% ($24,409)
to Sussex County, VA  0.74% ($31,778)
to James City County, VA  0.45% ($40,909)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.2

Births per 1000 population in Surry County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Surry County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Surry County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,007 (828 aged, 179 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 926.850
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 798.520

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,058

Size of family households: 910 2-persons, 451 3-persons, 344 4-persons, 171 5-persons, 61 6-persons, 38 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 727 1-person, 109 2-persons, 11 3-persons, 1 4-persons, 3 5-persons.

98.3% of residents of Surry County speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (35% speak English very well, 65% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $38,783,000 ($5564 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,665,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $18,731,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $7,961,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,010,000
Federal grants: $5,958,000
Federal procurement contracts: $772,000 ($25,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,351,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,569,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,944,000
Federal Government insurance: $7,637,000

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

Births: 393
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 408
Here:

58 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: +210
Here:

+30 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Surry County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.13 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Surry County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 42
  • 4 rooms: 158
  • 5 rooms: 455
  • 6 rooms: 464
  • 7 rooms: 380
  • 8 rooms: 265
  • 9+ rooms: 253
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 22
  • 3 rooms: 74
  • 4 rooms: 129
  • 5 rooms: 181
  • 6 rooms: 75
  • 7 rooms: 66
  • 8 rooms: 28
  • 9+ rooms: 27
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Surry County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 22
  • 2 bedrooms: 421
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,175
  • 4 bedrooms: 322
  • 5+ bedrooms: 77
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 133
  • 2 bedrooms: 196
  • 3 bedrooms: 205
  • 4 bedrooms: 61
  • 5+ bedrooms: 7
Cars and other vehicles available in Surry County, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 72
  • 1 vehicle: 491
  • 2 vehicles: 741
  • 3 vehicles: 503
  • 4 vehicles: 153
  • 5+ vehicles: 57
  • no vehicle: 116
  • 1 vehicle: 256
  • 2 vehicles: 157
  • 3 vehicles: 52
  • 4 vehicles: 16
  • 5+ vehicles: 5

67% of Surry County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 84% lived in Virginia.

Surry County:

67.5%
State average:

53.8%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $37,500


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 Surry County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (39.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (28.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23.5%)
  • Wood (6.1%)
  • Utility gas (2.1%)
  • Electricity (38.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (35.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20.8%)
  • Wood (3.8%)
  • Utility gas (0.8%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 147
Here:

17.1%
Virginia:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 60
Here:

13.7%
Virginia:

8.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 58
Here:

27.8%
Virginia:

20.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

Surry County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Surry County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Surry County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Surry County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Surry 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 Surry County, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William4175.2 years
John3774.8 years
James3274.0 years
Robert2869.9 years
Mary2881.5 years
Joseph2274.8 years
George1972.8 years
Thomas1873.6 years
Willie1775.6 years
Virginia1478.6 years
Most common last names in Surry County, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones2775.4 years
Johnson2575.1 years
Lane1972.9 years
Bailey1977.2 years
Berryman1978.8 years
Brown1871.5 years
Spratley1879.6 years
Judkins1574.3 years
Edwards1577.1 years
Poole1478.8 years

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