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Emporia, VA (Virginia) Houses and Residents

Emporia,VA index of house prices

Total population: 5,462 (Urban population: 5,226 (all inside urban clusters), Rural population: 439 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 2,478 (2,231 occupied: 875 owner occupied, 1,369 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

61%
State:

35%

Housing density: 359 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $274,678.

Median contract rent in 2016: $325 (lower quartile is $220, upper quartile is $395)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $589


Median gross rent in Emporia, VA in 2016: $437

Housing units in Emporia with a mortgage: 451 (28 second mortgage, 20 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 430

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $56,945

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $42,023

Median monthly housing costs: $706


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Emporia, Virginia Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $130,300 (it was $67,300 in 2000)
Emporia:

$130,300
Virginia:

$264,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $76,213 - $189,799
Median year house/condo built: 1964

Median year apartment built: 1982

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,632
  • In family households: 4,537 (588 male householders, 862 female householders)
    695 spouses, 1,939 children (1,877 natural, 17 adopted, 41 stepchildren), 211 grandchildren, 57 brothers or sisters, 26 parents, 90 other relatives, 75 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 852 (264 male householders (253 living alone)), 523 female householders (483 living alone)), 61 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 240

Size of family households: 746 2-persons, 208 3-persons, 306 4-persons, 156 5-persons, 25 6-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 738 1-person, 49 2-persons.

454 married couples with children.
707 single-parent households (35 men, 672 women).

95.1% of residents of Emporia speak English at home.
3.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (15% speak English very well, 45% speak English well, 40% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (17% speak English very well, 58% speak English well, 25% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (52% speak English very well, 48% speak English well).

Foreign born population: 208 (3.7%)
(12.5% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.9
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.4
State:

4.5

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Emporia, Virginia:

  • 0no bedroom
  • 91 bedroom
  • 1702 bedrooms
  • 4453 bedrooms
  • 1834 bedrooms
  • 615+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Emporia population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Emporia, Virginia:

  • 33no bedroom
  • 3281 bedroom
  • 4782 bedrooms
  • 4653 bedrooms
  • 344 bedrooms
  • 235+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Emporia population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Emporia in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 29no vehicle
  • 2941 vehicle
  • 2962 vehicles
  • 1813 vehicles
  • 134 vehicles
  • 655+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Emporia population

Cars and other vehicles available in Emporia in renter-occupied apartments

  • 402no vehicle
  • 6221 vehicle
  • 2992 vehicles
  • 333 vehicles
  • 124 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Emporia population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Emporia, Virginia:

  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 53 rooms
  • 654 rooms
  • 1115 rooms
  • 1666 rooms
  • 1997 rooms
  • 1588 rooms
  • 1679+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Emporia population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Emporia, Virginia:

  • 321 room
  • 1152 rooms
  • 1993 rooms
  • 4034 rooms
  • 3995 rooms
  • 706 rooms
  • 527 rooms
  • 758 rooms
  • 219+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Emporia population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

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

  • Emporia, VA household income distribution

  • Emporia, VA household income distribution
  • 435Less than $10,000
  • 281$10,000 to $14,999
  • 137$15,000 to $19,999
  • 158$20,000 to $24,999
  • 146$25,000 to $29,999
  • 199$30,000 to $34,999
  • 76$35,000 to $39,999
  • 37$40,000 to $44,999
  • 85$45,000 to $49,999
  • 93$50,000 to $59,999
  • 127$60,000 to $74,999
  • 156$75,000 to $99,999
  • 93$100,000 to $124,999
  • 54$125,000 to $149,999
  • 55$150,000 to $199,999
  • 54$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Emporia, VA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Emporia, VA
  • 9Less than $10,000
  • 5$15,000 to $19,999
  • 25$20,000 to $24,999
  • 7$25,000 to $29,999
  • 15$30,000 to $34,999
  • 19$40,000 to $49,999
  • 34$50,000 to $59,999
  • 68$60,000 to $69,999
  • 57$70,000 to $79,999
  • 36$80,000 to $89,999
  • 38$90,000 to $99,999
  • 88$100,000 to $124,999
  • 134$125,000 to $149,999
  • 64$150,000 to $174,999
  • 61$175,000 to $199,999
  • 98$200,000 to $249,999
  • 33$250,000 to $299,999
  • 12$300,000 to $399,999
  • 8$500,000 to $749,999
  • 9$750,000 to $999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Emporia, VA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Emporia, VA
  • 68Less than $100
  • 59$100 to $149
  • 21$150 to $199
  • 128$200 to $249
  • 23$250 to $299
  • 36$300 to $349
  • 60$350 to $399
  • 181$400 to $449
  • 158$450 to $499
  • 104$500 to $549
  • 114$550 to $599
  • 107$600 to $649
  • 62$650 to $699
  • 76$750 to $799
  • 19$800 to $899
  • 21$900 to $999
  • 59No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 1872000 to 2009
  • 11990 to 1999
  • 161980 to 1989
  • 61970 to 1979
  • 33Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Emporia population
Emporia commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 66
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 297
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 423
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 230
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 161
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 94
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 59
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 34
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 224
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 144
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 99
  • 90 or more minutes: 43
Emporia, VA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 44.0%
Number of people working at home: 49 (2.5% of all workers)

Emporia mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 2,469 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 340 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 29 (1%)
  • Taxi: 69 (2%)
  • Walked: 94 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 49 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 American: 229
 English: 201
 Irish: 159
 African: 120
 German: 99
 Swedish: 39
 European: 33
 Ethiopian: 33
 Polish: 23
 Scotch-Irish: 17
 Italian: 10
 Scottish: 8
 Hungarian: 6
 West Indian: 6
 French (except Basque): 3
 Danish: 3
 Slavic: 2

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

  • 48%Guatemala
  • 28%Mexico
  • 7%Ethiopia
  • 3%Philippines
  • 2%Canada
  • 1%Denmark
  • 1%Vietnam

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

  • This state: 4,112
  • Other state: 1,251
  • Northeast: 247
  • Midwest: 68
  • South: 833
  • West: 98

85% of Emporia residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 16% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in Virginia.

Emporia:

84.6%
State average:

84.3%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 16
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 17
  • 5th and 6th grade: 91
  • 7th and 8th grade: 108
  • 9th grade: 28
  • 10th grade: 7
  • 11th grade: 29
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 33
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 861
  • Less than 1 year of college: 16
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 106
  • Associate degree: 100
  • Bachelor's degree: 113
  • Master's degree: 63
  • Professional school degree: 21
  • Doctorate degree: 35

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 42
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 21
  • 5th and 6th grade: 25
  • 7th and 8th grade: 99
  • 9th grade: 3
  • 10th grade: 106
  • 11th grade: 162
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 8
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 481
  • Less than 1 year of college: 214
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 280
  • Associate degree: 233
  • Bachelor's degree: 241
  • Master's degree: 101
  • Professional school degree: 17
  • Doctorate degree: 0

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 16.8%Males
  • 9.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 28.9%Males
  • 10.1%Females
Emporia marital status for males
Emporia marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,639
  • One, attached: 122
  • Two: 116
  • 3 or 4: 262
  • 5 to 9: 108
  • 10 to 19: 53
  • 20 to 49: 15
  • 50 or more: 69
  • Mobile homes: 89

Median worth of mobile homes: $52,979

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 3.0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 3.4%

House/condo owner moved in on average 20 years ago

Renter moved in on average 4 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Emporia:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Emporia
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (51.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (20.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.5%)
  • Wood (6.1%)
  • Utility gas (1.0%)
  • Electricity (87.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.0%)
  • No fuel used (2.3%)
  • Wood (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3
Here:

0.5%
Virginia:

10.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Virginia:

9.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4
Here:

2.2%
Virginia:

19.9%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

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)