Henrico County, VA

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Population

329,261

0.416% growth

Median Age

39.3


Median Household Income

$68,069

1.32% growth

Poverty Rate

10.4%


Number of Employees

174,908

2.85% growth

Median Property Value

$254,100

6.32% growth

About

In 2018, Henrico County, VA had a population of 329k people with a median age of 39.3 and a median household income of $68,069. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Henrico County, VA grew from 327,898 to 329,261, a 0.416% increase and its median household income grew from $67,185 to $68,069, a 1.32% increase.

The population of Henrico County, VA is 52.4% White Alone, 28.8% Black or African American Alone, and 8.63% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Henrico County, VA speak a non-English language, and 92.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Henrico County, VA are J Sargeant Reynolds Community College (1,769 degrees awarded in 2017), University of Phoenix-Virginia (245 degrees), and South University–Richmond (180 degrees).

The median property value in Henrico County, VA is $254,100, and the homeownership rate is 61.9%. Most people in Henrico County, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Henrico County, VA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Henrico County, VA employs 175k people. The largest industries in Henrico County, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (26,623 people), Finance & Insurance (17,191 people), and Retail Trade (15,526 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($98,133), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,667), and Public Administration ($57,239).

Median household income in Henrico County, VA is $68,069. Males in Henrico County, VA have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,156. The income inequality in Henrico County, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$68,069

2018 value

± $2,848

1.32%

1 Year Growth

± 5.5%

Households in Henrico County, VA have a median annual income of $68,069, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $67,185 in 2017, which represents a 1.32% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$77,546

Average Male Salary

± $1,392

$58,156

Average Female Salary

± $1,080

In 2018, full-time male employees in Virginia made 1.33 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $69,631 ± $2,938

  2. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $68,532 ± $39,047

  3. White

    $64,990 ± $1,071

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.02 times more than American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Henrico County, VA is from Virginia.

0.48

2018 Wage GINI

0.477

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.48 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.451% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 the GINI for Virginia was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Virginia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 2001.08

  2. Census Tract 2001.09

  3. Census Tract 2001.30

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Henrico County, VA was Census Tract 2001.08 with a value of $201,771, followed by Census Tract 2001.09 and Census Tract 2001.30, with respective values of $151,719 and $142,824.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Henrico County, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Henrico County, VA (33.5k out of 321k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    15,629 ± 1,114

  2. White

    13,815 ± 991

  3. Hispanic

    4,315 ± 552

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Henrico County, VA is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

175k

2018 Value

± 7,523

2.85%

1 Year growth

± 5.79%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Henrico County, VA grew at a rate of 2.85%, from 170k employees to 175k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Henrico County, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (22,132 people), Management Occupations (19,717 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (15,289 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Henrico County, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Henrico County, VA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (22,132 people), Management Occupations (19,717 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (15,289 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Henrico County, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.61 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.41 times), and Legal Occupations (1.33 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Henrico County, VA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($117,961), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($81,481), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($81,178).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

175k

2018 Value

± 7,523

2.85%

1 Year growth

± 5.79%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Henrico County, VA grew at a rate of 2.85%, from 170k employees to 175k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Henrico County, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (26,623 people), Finance & Insurance (17,191 people), and Retail Trade (15,526 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Henrico County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Henrico County, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Henrico County, VA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (26,623 people), Finance & Insurance (17,191 people), and Retail Trade (15,526 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Henrico County, VA has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (2.12 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.56 times), and Public Administration (1.47 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Henrico County, VA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($98,133), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,667), and Public Administration ($57,239).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $29.9B

  2. $27.8B

  3. $26B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $29.9B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($27.8B) and Electronics ($26B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$277B

2020 Value

$373B

Projected 2045 Value

34.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Virginia trade was $277B. This is expected to increase 34.7% to $373B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.5B

  2. $14B

  3. $12.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $25.5B, followed by North Carolina with $14B and Pennsylvania and $12.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

91.8% of the population of Henrico County, VA has health coverage, with 56.1% on employee plans, 9.11% on Medicaid, 12.4% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 1.28% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Henrico County, VA was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Henrico County, VA see 1013 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.396% increase from the previous year (1009 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1378 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 417 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.6%). Additionally, Petersburg city has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,013 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Henrico County, VA see an average of 1,013 patients per year. This represents a 0.396% increase from the previous year (1,009 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Henrico County, VA in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,556

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,218

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,361

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,677

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.42%, from $7,306 to $7,556.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.2%

Uninsured

56.1%

Employer Coverage

9.11%

Medicaid

12.4%

Medicare

13%

Non-Group

1.28%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Henrico County, VA grew by 10.7% from 7.41% to 8.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Henrico County, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.6% prevalence

  2. 15.6% prevalence

  3. 15.4% prevalence

Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Virginia, at 15.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Virginia by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Henrico County, VA is home to a population of 329k people, from which 92.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 12.1% of Henrico County, VA residents were born outside of the country (39.6k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Henrico County, VA is composed of 173k White Alone residents (52.4%), 94.9k Black or African American Alone residents (28.8%), 28.4k Asian Alone residents (8.63%), 19.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.81%), 13.2k Two or More Races residents (4.02%), 907 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.275%), 48 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0146%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.6

In 2018, the median age of all people in Henrico County, VA was 39.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Henrico County, VA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Henrico County, VA residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

12.1%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

39.6k people

11.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

38.2k people

As of 2017, 12.1% of Henrico County, VA residents (39.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Henrico County, VA was 11.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    128,320 ± 8,728 people

  2. India

    95,761 ± 7,555 people

  3. Philippines

    59,845 ± 5,985 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 128,320 Virginia residents, followed by India with 95,761 and Philippines with 59,845.

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Citizenship

92.9%

2018 Citizenship

93.4%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 92.9% of Henrico County, VA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Henrico County, VA was 93.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    173k ± 699

  2. Black or African American Alone

    94.9k ± 3.16k

  3. Asian Alone

    28.4k ± 1.14k

In 2018, there were 1.82 times more White Alone residents (173k people) in Henrico County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 94.9k Black or African American Alone and 28.4k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Henrico County, VA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    5,160 ± 1,011

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    3,426 ± 1,145

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,715 ± 786

Henrico County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.51 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Henrico County, VA awarded 2,642 degrees. The student population of Henrico County, VA is skewed towards women, with 4,376 male students and 7,068 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Henrico County, VA are White (1,293 and 49.4%), followed by Black or African American (858 and 32.8%), Hispanic or Latino (145 and 5.54%), and Asian (127 and 4.85%).

The largest universities in Henrico County, VA by number of degrees awarded are J Sargeant Reynolds Community College (1,769 and 67%), University of Phoenix-Virginia (245 and 9.27%), and South University–Richmond (180 and 6.81%).

The most popular majors in Henrico County, VA are Registered Nursing (392 and 14.8%), General Business Administration & Management (344 and 13%), and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (286 and 10.8%).

The median tuition costs in Henrico County, VA are $10,260 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 181 degrees awarded

  2. 138 degrees awarded

  3. 205 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Henrico County, VA was General Business Administration & Management with 181 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Henrico County, VA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,769 degrees awarded

  2. 245 degrees awarded

  3. 180 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$10,260

Median Private

In 2017, the Henrico County, VA institution with the largest number of graduating students was J Sargeant Reynolds Community College with 1,769 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

913

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,729

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 913 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Henrico County, VA, which is 0.528 times less than the 1,729 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,293 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    858 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    145 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Henrico County, VA were to White students. These 1,293 degrees mean that there were 1.51 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 858 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Henrico County, VA was $254,100 in 2018, which is 1.11 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $239,000 to $254,100, a 6.32% increase. The homeownership rate in Henrico County, VA is 61.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Henrico County, VA have an average commute time of 20.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Henrico County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$254,100

2018 Median

± $9,519

$239,000

2017 Median

± $7,528

In 2018, the median property value in Henrico County, VA grew to to $254,100 from the previous year's value of $239,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Henrico County, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Henrico County, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$68,069

Median Household Income

± $2,848

129k

Number of Households

± 6,124

In 2018, the median household income of the 129k households in Henrico County, VA grew to $68,069 from the previous year's value of $67,185.

The following chart displays the households in Henrico County, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Henrico County, VA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Henrico County, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

61.9%

2018 Homeownership

64.9%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 61.9% of the housing units in Henrico County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Henrico County, VA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

20.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Henrico County, VA have a shorter commute time (20.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.53% of the workforce in Henrico County, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.7%

  2. Carpooled

    7.17%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.73%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Henrico County, VA was Drove Alone (83.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.17%) and those who Worked At Home (6.73%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Henrico County, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Henrico County, VA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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