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Isle of Wight County, Virginia (VA)

County population in 2016: 36,719 (43% urban, 57% rural); it was 29,728 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 7,820
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,156
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,153
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,742 (it was 2,166 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

33%

Land area: 316 sq. mi.

Water area: 46.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 116 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Isle of Wight County: 87.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (26.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (25.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Isle of Wight County, VA (2017)
    • 25,44085.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 8,18727.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,3434.5%Two or more races
    • 1,0303.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3431.2%Asian alone
    • 460.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 80.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

44.9 years
Virginia median age:

38.2 years
Males: 17,933  (48.8%)
Females: 18,786  (51.2%)
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Average household size:
Isle of Wight County:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $72,276 ($45,387 in 1999)
This county:

$72,276
Virginia:

$71,535

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $838 (lower quartile is $556, upper quartile is $1,189)
This county:

$838
State:

$1005


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $265,806 (it was $115,500 in 2000)
Isle of Wight:

$265,806
Virginia:

$273,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $169,627 - $397,565
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,695
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $473

Institutionalized population: 234

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 15
  • Burglaries: 8
  • Thefts: 322
  • Auto thefts: 20
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 242 buildings, average cost: $107,800
  • 1998: 269 buildings, average cost: $116,800
  • 1999: 276 buildings, average cost: $125,700
  • 2000: 254 buildings, average cost: $125,800
  • 2001: 271 buildings, average cost: $125,800
  • 2002: 290 buildings, average cost: $130,400
  • 2003: 330 buildings, average cost: $134,000
  • 2004: 360 buildings, average cost: $133,100
  • 2005: 534 buildings, average cost: $213,100
  • 2006: 375 buildings, average cost: $219,600
  • 2007: 236 buildings, average cost: $186,700
  • 2008: 146 buildings, average cost: $211,300
  • 2009: 133 buildings, average cost: $201,900
  • 2010: 112 buildings, average cost: $184,000
  • 2011: 94 buildings, average cost: $248,200
  • 2012: 91 buildings, average cost: $179,600
  • 2013: 123 buildings, average cost: $241,500
  • 2014: 131 buildings, average cost: $224,700
  • 2015: 121 buildings, average cost: $208,300
  • 2016: 171 buildings, average cost: $197,700
  • 2017: 184 buildings, average cost: $194,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Isle of Wight, VA residents
Average permit cost in Isle of Wight, VA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,896 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,495 (0.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Isle of Wight, VA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Isle of Wight, VA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Isle of Wight, VA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.2%
Isle of Wight County:

10.2%
Virginia:

10.6%
(7.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.4% for Black residents, 24.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.9% for other race residents, 26.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 44.9 years old
(Males: 43.9 years old, Females: 46.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.6 years old, Black residents: 48.5 years old, American Indian residents: 59.0 years old, Asian residents: 38.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.3 years old, Other race residents: 38.5 years old)

Area name: Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Isle of Wight 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: Smithfield, Carrollton, Rushmere, Windsor, Benns Church, Camptown, Carrsville.

Isle of Wight 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 Isle of Wight County: Hammock Farm (A), Waller Farms (B), Walnut Winds Farm (C), Walkers Well (D), Altavista Filter Plant (E), Hurt Industrial Park (F), Sandy Level (G), Ringgold Golf Club (H), Tight Squeeze (I), Altavista Country Club (J), Pittsylvania Church Camp (K), Gretna Rolling Mill (L), Greens Store (M), Dodson Corners (N), Fall (O), State Prison Camp Number 15 (P), The Cedars Country Club (Q), Tuscarora Country Club (R), Chestnut Level (S), Cherrystone Youth Camp (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Tight Squeeze Plaza Shopping Center (1), The Market Square Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Isle of Wight County include: Prospect Church (A), Providence Church (B), Anderson Chapel (C), Antioch Church (D), Banister Church (E), Banister Springs Church (F), Belle Grove Church (G), Rock Springs Church (H), Bethel Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: William H. Shelton Graveyard (1), Carter Cemetery (2), Whitethorn Cemetery (3), Soyar Cemetery (4), Scearce Gammon Cemetery (5), Moss Cemetery (6), Berry Hill Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: White Oak Mountain Lake (A), Bacon Pond (B), Tuscarora Country Club Lake (C), Camp Shawnee Lake (D), Hood Lake (E), Leesville Reservoir (F), Beach Hollow Lakes (G), Falls Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Whitethorn Creek (A), Wet Sleeve Creek (B), West Fork Sandy River (C), Watkins Branch (D), Valentine Creek (E), Turkeyfoot Branch (F), Turkeycock Creek (G), Tompkins Branch (H), Tomahawk Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Isle of Wight County include: White Oak Mountain Wildlife Management Area (1), Pittsylvania Wayside Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Washington County, Utah , Fulton County, Kentucky , Person County, North Carolina , Pulaski County , Marshall County, Kentucky , Vance County, North Carolina , Perry County, Kentucky , Chesapeake city .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.1%
Virginia:

3.0%

Unemployment by year in Isle of Wight, VA
County total employment by year in Isle of Wight, VA
County average yearly wages by year in Isle of Wight, VA

Current college students: 969
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 28.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 761 (64.2% naturalized citizens)

Isle of Wight County:

2.1%
Whole state:

12.5%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1462010 or later
  • 1782000 to 2009
  • 861990 to 1999
  • 681980 to 1989
  • 531970 to 1979
  • 112Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 36.6%

Isle of Wight County marital status for males Isle of Wight County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 11,337
  • One, attached: 790
  • Two: 119
  • 3 or 4: 206
  • 5 to 9: 292
  • 10 to 19: 486
  • 20 to 49: 161
  • 50 or more: 48
  • Mobile homes: 1,927

Housing units in Isle of Wight County with a mortgage: 7,120 (166 second mortgage, 1,111 home equity loan, 13 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,000

Here:

63.6% with mortgage
State:

68.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Isle of Wight County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,90129
Mainline Protestant3,95215
Black Protestant1,73210
Other1,5913
Catholic7781
None21,316-
Isle of Wight County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Isle of Wight County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
This county:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Isle of Wight County:

5.44 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 17
This county:

4.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Isle of Wight County:

10.7%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Isle of Wight County:

29.1%
State:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.4%
State:

18.6%

Agriculture in Isle of Wight County:

Average size of farms: 424 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $157,147
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $272.57
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 58.02%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $157,478
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 57.06%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.60%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $109,000
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 81.37%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.78
Corn for grain: 9006 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 4720 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 13689 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 12563 harvested acres
Vegetables: 48 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Isle of Wight County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 2993891.4 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/7/1998, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused $150,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Isle of Wight County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Virginia state average. It is 87% 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 81.9 miles away from Isle of Wight 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 96.3 miles away from the 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 240.9 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 89.3 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 97.9 miles away from Isle of Wight 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 374.9 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 Matthew, Incident Period: October 07, 2016 to October 15, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4291: November 02, 2016, FEMA Id: 4291, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 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 Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 04, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3329: August 26, 2011, FEMA Id: 3329, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 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 Severe Storms and Flooding Associated with Tropical Depression Ida and a Nor'easter, Incident Period: November 11, 2009 to November 16, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1862: December 09, 2009, FEMA Id: 1862, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Tropical Depression
  • Virginia Severe Storms and Flooding, Including Severe Storms and Flooding Associated with Tropical Depression Ernesto, Incident Period: August 29, 2006 to September 07, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1661: September 22, 2006, FEMA Id: 1661, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Tropical Depression
  • 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 Floyd, Incident Period: September 13, 1999 to September 26, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1293: September 18, 1999, FEMA Id: 1293, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Isle of Wight County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tropical Depressions: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Isle of Wight

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,754 (80.3%)
  • Carpooled: 1,304 (12.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 52 (0.5%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 29 (0.3%)
  • Bicycle: 6 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 107 (1.0%)
  • Worked at home: 617 (5.7%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

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


  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (12%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (12%)
  • Korea (11%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Ukraine (6%)
  • Peru (6%)
  • Philippines (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Isle of Wight County


  • American (16%)
  • English (9%)
  • African (8%)
  • European (5%)
  • German (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Italian (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Isle of Wight County, Virginia in 2000:

  • 112 people in nursing homes
  • 39 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 16 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 13 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents

People in group quarters in Isle of Wight County, Virginia in 2010:

  • 234 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 70 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $76,831.

8.75% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($57,627 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.75%
Virginia average:

9.50%


0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($995 average AGI)
Isle of Wight County:

0.14%
Virginia average:

0.18%

6.38% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($40,566 average AGI)
2.22% relocated from other states ($16,066 average AGI)
Isle of Wight County:

2.22%
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 Suffolk city, VA  1.26% ($55,065 average AGI)
from Newport News city, VA  1.06% ($47,916)
from Hampton city, VA  0.85% ($56,032)
from Chesapeake city, VA  0.49% ($58,417)
from Portsmouth city, VA  0.42% ($60,148)
from Virginia Beach city, VA  0.33% ($55,102)
from Norfolk city, VA  0.27% ($62,800)


8.19% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($60,326 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.19%
Virginia average:

9.76%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.70% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($36,941 average AGI)
2.49% relocated to other states ($23,386 average AGI)
Isle of Wight County:

2.49%
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 Suffolk city, VA  1.21% ($51,420 average AGI)
to Newport News city, VA  0.75% ($47,018)
to Hampton city, VA  0.68% ($42,354)
to Chesapeake city, VA  0.38% ($50,571)
to Portsmouth city, VA  0.32% ($35,255)
to Virginia Beach city, VA  0.30% ($53,318)
to Southampton County, VA  0.28% ($48,512)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1

Births per 1000 population in Isle of Wight County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Isle of Wight County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Isle of Wight County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Isle of Wight County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Isle of Wight County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Isle of Wight County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Isle of Wight County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Isle of Wight County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Isle of Wight County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,399 (4,462 aged, 937 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 774 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (340)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (278)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (269)
  • Unspecified dementia (203)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (177)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (157)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (115)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (111)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (102)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (96)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,116
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,062
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 14
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 69

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 18
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 140.2. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 113.0
  • Other - 27.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 36,719
  • In family households: 31,690 (5,665 male householders, 4,562 female householders)
    8,306 spouses, 10,314 children (9,503 natural, 253 adopted, 564 stepchildren), 856 grandchildren, 423 brothers or sisters, 347 parents, 399 other relatives, 765 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,756 (1,752 male householders (1,343 living alone)), 2,062 female householders (1,780 living alone)), 930 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 288

Size of family households: 5,060 2-persons, 2,503 3-persons, 1,656 4-persons, 662 5-persons, 169 6-persons, 185 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,124 1-person, 616 2-persons, 44 3-persons, 3 4-persons, 51 6-persons.

5,177 married couples with children.
1,632 single-parent households (374 men, 1,258 women).

95.4% of residents of Isle of Wight speak English at home.
2.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (61% speak English very well, 39% speak English well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (92% speak English very well, 8% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (99% speak English very well, 1% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $162,422,000 ($4,956 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $19,766,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $99,768,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $29,066,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,905,000
Federal grants: $20,764,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,869,000 ($926,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,050,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,326,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $38,373,000
Federal Government insurance: $56,681,000

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

Births: 1,782
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,483
Here:

44 per 1000 residents
State:

40 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +46
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +3,395
Here:

+102 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Isle of Wight County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.58 millions of gallons per day (91% from ground, 9% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.0
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.4

Year house built in Isle of Wight County, Virginia
  • Year house built in Isle of Wight County, Virginia
  • 1162014 or later
  • 7382010 to 2013
  • 3,3382000 to 2009
  • 3,2921990 to 1999
  • 2,5461980 to 1989
  • 1,6861970 to 1979
  • 1,0031960 to 1969
  • 1,1021950 to 1959
  • 4291940 to 1949
  • 9641939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Isle of Wight County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Isle of Wight County, Virginia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Isle of Wight County, Virginia
  • 81 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 1123 rooms
  • 4654 rooms
  • 1,4725 rooms
  • 2,0916 rooms
  • 2,4647 rooms
  • 1,8148 rooms
  • 2,6669+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Isle of Wight County, Virginia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Isle of Wight County, Virginia
  • 111 room
  • 302 rooms
  • 2643 rooms
  • 8094 rooms
  • 6005 rooms
  • 5716 rooms
  • 3167 rooms
  • 2328 rooms
  • 1239+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Isle of Wight County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Isle of Wight County, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Isle of Wight County, Virginia
  • 8no bedroom
  • 561 bedroom
  • 1,3152 bedrooms
  • 5,9313 bedrooms
  • 2,9634 bedrooms
  • 7725+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Isle of Wight County, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Isle of Wight County, Virginia
  • 11no bedroom
  • 3811 bedroom
  • 1,0922 bedrooms
  • 1,1593 bedrooms
  • 2934 bedrooms
  • 385+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Isle of Wight County, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Isle of Wight County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Isle of Wight County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 223no vehicle
  • 1,7671 vehicle
  • 4,2942 vehicles
  • 3,1453 vehicles
  • 1,1634 vehicles
  • 5185+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Isle of Wight County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Isle of Wight County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 355no vehicle
  • 1,2361 vehicle
  • 1,1212 vehicles
  • 1953 vehicles
  • 754 vehicles
  • 265+ vehicles

90.2% of Isle of Wight County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in Virginia.

Isle of Wight County:

90.2%
State average:

84.7%

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

  • This state: 24,172
  • Other state: 11,120
  • Northeast: 3,089
  • Midwest: 1,830
  • South: 5,027
  • West: 1,174
Year householders moved into unit in Isle of Wight County, VA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Isle of Wight County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 49.2%Electricity
  • 27.4%Utility gas
  • 15.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.7%Wood
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 79.6%Electricity
  • 7.9%Utility gas
  • 5.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 647
Here:

18.1%
Virginia:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 224
Here:

11.6%
Virginia:

9.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 506
Here:

26.6%
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

Isle of Wight County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $2,780,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $795,000
  • Charges - Other: $17,490,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $766,000
    Parks and Recreation: $225,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $146,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $40,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $6,374,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,065,000
    Health - Other: $707,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $57,703,000
    Health - Other: $22,666,000
    Financial Administration: $5,651,000
    Water Utilities: $5,074,000
    Local Fire Protection: $5,055,000
    Police Protection: $4,168,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,607,000
    Sewerage: $2,356,000
    General - Other: $2,178,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,671,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,374,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,179,000
    Libraries: $674,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $448,000
    Central Staff Services: $276,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $210,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $35,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $3,596,000
    Public Welfare: $1,431,000
    Health and Hospitals: $991,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,481,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,473,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $709,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $4,744,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $1,653,000
    Health and Hospitals: $551,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $222,770,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $221,654,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,922,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,806,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $13,172,000
    Rents: $211,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $140,000
    Sale of Property: $52,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $35,000
    Interest Earnings: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,155,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $54,189,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $6,009,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $560,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $53,662,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,116,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,073,000
    Public Welfare: $654,000
    Highways: $12,000
  • Tax - Property: $51,335,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,303,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,228,000
    Other: $1,019,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,007,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $696,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $33,356,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,532,000

Isle of Wight County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $2,780,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $795,000
  • Charges - Other: $17,490,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $766,000
    Parks and Recreation: $225,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $146,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $40,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $6,374,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,065,000
    Health - Other: $707,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $57,703,000
    Health - Other: $22,666,000
    Financial Administration: $5,651,000
    Water Utilities: $5,074,000
    Local Fire Protection: $5,055,000
    Police Protection: $4,168,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,607,000
    Sewerage: $2,356,000
    General - Other: $2,178,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,671,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,374,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,179,000
    Libraries: $674,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $448,000
    Central Staff Services: $276,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $210,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $35,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $3,596,000
    Public Welfare: $1,431,000
    Health and Hospitals: $991,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,481,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,473,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $709,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $4,744,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $1,653,000
    Health and Hospitals: $551,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $222,770,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $221,654,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,922,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,806,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $13,172,000
    Rents: $211,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $140,000
    Sale of Property: $52,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $35,000
    Interest Earnings: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,155,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $54,189,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $6,009,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $560,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $53,662,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,116,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,073,000
    Public Welfare: $654,000
    Highways: $12,000
  • Tax - Property: $51,335,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,303,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,228,000
    Other: $1,019,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,007,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $696,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $33,356,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,532,000

Isle of Wight County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $2,780,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $795,000
  • Charges - Other: $17,490,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $766,000
    Parks and Recreation: $225,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $146,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $40,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $6,374,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,065,000
    Health - Other: $707,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $57,703,000
    Health - Other: $22,666,000
    Financial Administration: $5,651,000
    Water Utilities: $5,074,000
    Local Fire Protection: $5,055,000
    Police Protection: $4,168,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,607,000
    Sewerage: $2,356,000
    General - Other: $2,178,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,671,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,374,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,179,000
    Libraries: $674,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $448,000
    Central Staff Services: $276,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $210,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $35,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $3,596,000
    Public Welfare: $1,431,000
    Health and Hospitals: $991,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,481,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,473,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $709,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $4,744,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $1,653,000
    Health and Hospitals: $551,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $222,770,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $221,654,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,922,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,806,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $13,172,000
    Rents: $211,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $140,000
    Sale of Property: $52,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $35,000
    Interest Earnings: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,155,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $54,189,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $6,009,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $560,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $53,662,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,116,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,073,000
    Public Welfare: $654,000
    Highways: $12,000
  • Tax - Property: $51,335,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,303,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,228,000
    Other: $1,019,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,007,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $696,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $33,356,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,532,000

Isle of Wight County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $2,780,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $795,000
  • Charges - Other: $17,490,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $766,000
    Parks and Recreation: $225,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $146,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $40,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $6,374,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,065,000
    Health - Other: $707,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $57,703,000
    Health - Other: $22,666,000
    Financial Administration: $5,651,000
    Water Utilities: $5,074,000
    Local Fire Protection: $5,055,000
    Police Protection: $4,168,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,607,000
    Sewerage: $2,356,000
    General - Other: $2,178,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,671,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,374,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,179,000
    Libraries: $674,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $448,000
    Central Staff Services: $276,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $210,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $35,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $3,596,000
    Public Welfare: $1,431,000
    Health and Hospitals: $991,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,481,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,473,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $709,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $4,744,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $1,653,000
    Health and Hospitals: $551,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $222,770,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $221,654,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,922,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,806,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $13,172,000
    Rents: $211,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $140,000
    Sale of Property: $52,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $35,000
    Interest Earnings: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,155,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $54,189,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $6,009,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $560,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $53,662,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,116,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,073,000
    Public Welfare: $654,000
    Highways: $12,000
  • Tax - Property: $51,335,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,303,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,228,000
    Other: $1,019,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,007,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $696,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $33,356,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,532,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 580
  • Number of aged recipients: 57
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 523
  • Number of recipients under 18: 88
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 349
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 143
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 251
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 218
Most common first names in Isle of Wight County, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James17971.8 years
Mary13879.7 years
William13769.6 years
John12872.7 years
Robert9670.3 years
George6671.0 years
Joseph5672.8 years
Charles5470.6 years
Thomas5469.6 years
Willie5075.2 years
Most common last names in Isle of Wight County, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones12374.5 years
Edwards11575.4 years
Johnson8775.6 years
Wilson5878.7 years
Bailey5370.0 years
Turner5278.8 years
Holland4978.4 years
Williams4573.9 years
Brown4574.2 years
Tynes4370.7 years
Businesses in Isle of Wight County, VA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts2MasterBrand Cabinets3
Applebee's1McDonald's2
AutoZone1Nike3
Burger King3Papa John's Pizza1
CVS1Pizza Hut2
Chevrolet1RadioShack2
Comfort Inn1Rite Aid2
Curves2SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen2Sears1
Days Inn1Starbucks2
Domino's Pizza2Subway4
Econo Lodge1Super 81
FedEx4T-Mobile3
Ford1Taco Bell2
GNC1True Value3
H&R Block3U-Haul6
Hardee's2UPS6
Hilton1Walgreens1
Jones New York2Walmart1
KFC2Wendy's2
La-Z-Boy1YMCA2

Isle of Wight County on our top lists:

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