Horse Pasture, Virginia

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Population in 2010: 2,227.
Population change since 2000: -1.2%
Males: 1,063  (47.7%)
Females: 1,164  (52.3%)
Median resident age:

39.4 years
Virginia median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 24148, 24165.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $33,363 (it was $38,036 in 2000)
Horse Pasture:

$33,363
VA:

$76,456

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $17,358 (it was $17,368 in 2000)

Horse Pasture CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $96,020 (it was $69,000 in 2000)
Horse Pasture:

$96,020
VA:

$288,800

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $145,377; detached houses: $159,915; mobile homes: $27,682

Median gross rent in 2019: $621.

March 2019 cost of living index in Horse Pasture: 83.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 17.1%
(11.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.4% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Horse Pasture, VA (2019)
    • 1,33063.4%White alone
    • 66831.8%Black alone
    • 502.4%Asian alone
    • 271.3%Hispanic
    • 180.9%Two or more races

Races in Horse Pasture detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: American (42.9%), English (5.3%), African (5.1%), German (3.5%), Italian (2.2%), Irish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1100 feet

Land area: 9.62 square miles.

Population density: 231 people per square mile   (very low).

Horse Pasture, Virginia map

32 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.5%
Virginia:

12.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $500 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $530 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greensboro, NC (38.4 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (349.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Fieldale, VA (2.3 miles ),
Ridgeway, VA (2.4 miles ),
Villa Heights, VA (2.4 miles ),
Martinsville, VA (2.4 miles ),
Collinsville, VA (2.6 miles ),
Chatmoss, VA (2.9 miles ),
Stanleytown, VA (2.9 miles ),
Laurel Park, VA (3.1 miles )

Latitude: 36.63 N, Longitude: 79.94 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 276

Distribution of median household income in Horse Pasture, VA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Horse Pasture, VA in 2019
Horse Pasture satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.3%
Virginia:

4.6%
Most common industries in Horse Pasture, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (11.6%)
  • Health care (7.7%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (7.4%)
  • Educational services (6.1%)
  • Construction (5.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.1%)
  • Apparel (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (15.1%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (9.9%)
  • Construction (8.0%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.9%)
  • Apparel (4.9%)
  • Chemicals (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.1%)
  • Educational services (12.8%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (7.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Social assistance (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Horse Pasture, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.3%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.3%)

Average climate in Horse Pasture, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2017 was 2.06. This is significantly better than average.

City:

2.06
U.S.:

74.20
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2017 was 0.443. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.443
U.S.:

1.789

Tornado activity:

Horse Pasture-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Virginia state average. It is 47% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/20/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.1 miles away from the Horse Pasture place center killed 2 people and injured 27 people and caused $34 million in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F3 tornado 29.5 miles away from the place center injured 30 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Horse Pasture-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Virginia state average. It is 30% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 141.6 miles away from Horse Pasture center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 64.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 245.5 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 128.8 miles away from Horse Pasture center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 130.6 miles away from Horse Pasture center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 141.9 miles away from Horse Pasture center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Henry County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Horse Pasture topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Horse Pasture:

  • DAVITA - MARTINSVILLE DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; MARTINSVILLE, VA)
  • BLUE RIDGE NSG CNTR MARTINSVILE HENRY (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MARTINSVILLE, VA)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER- MARTINSVLLE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MARTINSVILLE, VA)
  • HOMECARE OF MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; MARTINSVILLE, VA)
  • HOSPICE OF MEM HOSP OF MARTINSVILLE (Hospital, about 7 miles away; MARTINSVILLE, VA)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF MARTINSVILLE & HENRY COUNTY Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; MARTINSVILLE, VA)
  • BLUE RIDGE REHAB CENT (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MARTINSVILLE, VA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Horse Pasture:

  • Patrick Henry Community College (about 9 miles; Martinsville, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,266)
  • Danville Community College (about 30 miles; Danville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,747)
  • Guilford College (about 38 miles; Greensboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,211)
  • Wake Forest University (about 39 miles; Winston Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 6,407)
  • North Carolina A & T State University (about 40 miles; Greensboro, NC; FT enrollment: 9,805)
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro (about 40 miles; Greensboro, NC; FT enrollment: 16,174)
  • Winston-Salem State University (about 41 miles; Winston-Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 5,378)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Horsepasture Volunteer Rescue Squad (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Horse Pasture: Christian View Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Spencers Mill Creek (A), Muddy Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Henry County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.3 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

67.6%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.1%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
115 people in state prisons in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Horse Pasture:

Marital status in Horse Pasture, VA
  • Never married: 26.2%
  • Now married: 39.4%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 12.9%
  • Divorced: 17.1%

For population 25 years and over in Horse Pasture:

  • High school or higher: 83.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Virginia average:

12.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Horse Pasture, VA (based on Henry County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant21,48190
Mainline Protestant3,15020
Black Protestant8888
Other4871
None28,145-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
Here:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Henry County:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 42
This county:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
Henry County:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Henry County:

11.3%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Henry County:

27.9%
Virginia:

26.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Horse Pasture:

50.1%
Virginia:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.3%
Virginia:

47.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.4
Virginia:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.7%
Virginia:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.9%
Virginia:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Horse Pasture:

6.7
Virginia:

6.8

Overweight people:
Horse Pasture:

38.0%
Virginia:

33.7%

General health condition:
Horse Pasture:

55.7%
Virginia:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Horse Pasture:

78.8%
Virginia:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Horse Pasture, VA Residents

4.85% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($30,327 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.85%
Virginia average:

9.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Martinsville city, VA  1.63% ($26,944 average AGI)
from Franklin County, VA  0.45% ($29,000)
from Rockingham County, NC  0.35% ($26,646)


4.90% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($33,030 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.90%
Virginia average:

9.76%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Martinsville city, VA  1.48% ($25,402 average AGI)
to Franklin County, VA  0.34% ($33,540)
to Patrick County, VA  0.33% ($30,098)

Strongest AM radio stations in Horse Pasture:

  • WHEE (1370 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: PATRICK HENRY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WODY (1160 AM; 5 kW; FIELDALE, VA; Owner: BASE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCBX (900 AM; 1 kW; BASSETT, VA; Owner: BASE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFIC (1530 AM; daytime; 1 kW; COLLINSVILLE, VA; Owner: BASE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVA (1450 AM; 1 kW; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: MARTINSVILLE BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WHEO (1270 AM; 5 kW; STUART, VA; Owner: MOUNTAIN VIEW COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPAQ (740 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: RALPH D. EPPERSON)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WWBG (1470 AM; 10 kW; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING COPORATION)
  • WCLW (1130 AM; daytime; 1 kW; EDEN, NC; Owner: DR JERRY L CARTER D/BA/ REIDSVILE BAPTIST CHURCH)

Strongest FM radio stations in Horse Pasture:

  • WPIM (90.5 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC)
  • WGBT (94.5 FM; EDEN, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJMH (102.1 FM; REIDSVILLE, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTQR (104.1 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMQX-FM (93.1 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WVTF (89.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • W285DJ (104.9 FM; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC,)
  • WZBB (99.9 FM; STANLEYTOWN, VA; Owner: WNLB RADIO, INC.)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WBRF (98.1 FM; GALAX, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE RADIO, INC.)
  • WFDD (88.5 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY)
  • WKZL (107.5 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: DICK BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. OF TENNESSEE)
  • WMAG (99.5 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOZN (98.7 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WQMG-FM (97.1 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WVBZ (100.3 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Horse Pasture:

  • WFMY-TV (Channel 2; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WFMY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WUPN-TV (Channel 48; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WUPN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WXLV-TV (Channel 45; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WXLV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTWB-TV (Channel 20; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: WTWB OF THE TRIAD, LLC)
  • WLXI-TV (Channel 61; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WGPX (Channel 16; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: PAXSON GREENSBORO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WXII-TV (Channel 12; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WXII HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WXIV-LP (Channel 14; REIDSVILLE, NC; Owner: CAROLINA BLUE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
Horse Pasture fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Horse Pasture fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 28Number of bridges
  • 269ft / 82.4mTotal length
  • $23,015,000Total costs
  • 124,920Total average daily traffic
  • 13,054Total average daily truck traffic
  • 100,015Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Horse Pasture, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 101970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Horse Pasture, VA

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • 67401A, 538 Dug Mountain Rd (Lat: 36.648583 Lon: -79.907472), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: WRAF326,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, Grant Date: 10/31/2017, Expiration Date: 10/31/2027, Certifier: Charles F Crizer Jr, Registrant: Shentel, 500 Shentel Way, Edinburg, VA 22824, Phone: (540) 984-5286, Email:
  • VA66042A, 275 Frank Wilson Ave (Lat: 36.708028 Lon: -79.953583), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WRDI633,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10815.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz... (+6 more), Grant Date: 05/07/2019, Expiration Date: 05/07/2029, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Horse Pasture, VA
  • 80.5%Electricity
  • 9.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%Wood
  • 1.7%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Horse Pasture, VA
  • 90.1%Electricity
  • 5.3%Utility gas
  • 4.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Horse Pasture compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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