Henry County, VA

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Population

51,956

0.485% decline

Median Age

46.8


Median Household Income

$36,779

5.11% growth

Poverty Rate

19.2%


Number of Employees

20,659

0.175% growth

Median Property Value

$94,300

1.26% decline

About

In 2017, Henry County, VA had a population of 52k people with a median age of 46.8 and a median household income of $36,779. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Henry County, VA declined from 52,209 to 51,956, a -0.485% decrease and its median household income grew from $34,992 to $36,779, a 5.11% increase.

The population of Henry County, VA is 70.3% White Alone, 21.7% Black or African American Alone, and 5.21% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Henry County, VA speak a non-English language, and 97.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Henry County, VA are Patrick Henry Community College (649 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Henry County, VA is $94,300, and the homeownership rate is 73.2%. Most people in Henry County, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Henry County, VA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Henry County, VA employs 20.7k people. The largest industries in Henry County, VA are Manufacturing (3,967 people), Retail Trade (2,975 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,689 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($46,290), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($42,938), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,300).

Median household income in Henry County, VA is $36,779. Males in Henry County, VA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,180. The income inequality in Henry County, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,779

2017 value

± $1,679

5.11%

1 Year Growth

± 7.01%

Households in Henry County, VA have a median annual income of $36,779, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $34,992 in 2016, which represents a 5.11% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$74,183

Average Male Salary

± $1,323

$55,180

Average Female Salary

± $1,030

In 2017, full-time male employees in Virginia made 1.34 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

    $68,169 ± $3,324

  2. White

    $60,529 ± $977

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $56,661 ± $29,375

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

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

0.478

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0649% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more 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 103

  2. Census Tract 110

  3. Census Tract 104

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Henry County, VA was Census Tract 103 with a value of $44,734, followed by Census Tract 110 and Census Tract 104, with respective values of $43,000 and $42,656.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Henry 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

19.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Henry County, VA (9.84k out of 51.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 6 - 11.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    6,061 ± 506

  2. Black

    2,411 ± 382

  3. Hispanic

    1,278 ± 293

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

20.7k

2017 Value

± 947

0.175%

1 Year growth

± 6.44%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Henry County, VA grew at a rate of 0.175%, from 20.6k employees to 20.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Henry County, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,268 people), Production Occupations (2,580 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,061 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Henry County, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Henry County, VA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,268 people), Production Occupations (2,580 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,061 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Henry County, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.15 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.47 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.34 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Henry County, VA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($62,634), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($57,273), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($54,333).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

20.7k

2017 Value

± 947

0.175%

1 Year growth

± 6.44%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Henry County, VA grew at a rate of 0.175%, from 20.6k employees to 20.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Henry County, VA, are Manufacturing (3,967 people), Retail Trade (2,975 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,689 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Henry County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Henry 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 Henry County, VA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,967 people), Retail Trade (2,975 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,689 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Henry County, VA has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.9 times higher than expected), Retail Trade (1.26 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.11 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Henry County, VA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($46,290), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($42,938), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,300).

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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

88.4% of the population of Henry County, VA has health coverage, with 35.2% on employee plans, 17.9% on Medicaid, 18.8% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 2.38% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Henry County, VA see 1482 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.8% decrease from the previous year (1680 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1660 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 25722 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

1,482 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Henry County, VA see an average of 1,482 patients per year. This represents a 11.8% decrease from the previous year (1,680 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Henry 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

11.6%

Uninsured

35.2%

Employer Coverage

17.9%

Medicaid

18.8%

Medicare

14.1%

Non-Group

2.38%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Henry County, VA declined by 7.69% from 12.5% to 11.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Henry 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

Henry County, VA is home to a population of 52k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.14% of Henry County, VA residents were born outside of the country (1.63k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Henry County, VA is composed of 36.5k White Alone residents (70.3%), 11.3k Black or African American Alone residents (21.7%), 2.71k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.21%), 915 Two or More Races residents (1.76%), 339 Asian Alone residents (0.652%), 142 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.273%), 62 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.119%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Henry County, VA was 46.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Henry County, VA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Henry County, VA residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.14%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.63k people

2.84%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.49k people

As of 2017, 3.14% of Henry County, VA residents (1.63k 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 Henry County, VA was 2.84%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    103,545 ± 7,851 people

  2. India

    82,876 ± 7,033 people

  3. Mexico

    56,021 ± 5,792 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 103,545 Virginia residents, followed by India with 82,876 and Mexico with 56,021.

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Citizenship

97.9%

2017 Citizenship

98.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.9% of Henry County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Henry County, VA was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    36.5k ± 218

  2. Black or African American Alone

    11.3k ± 251

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.71k ± 494

In 2017, there were 3.24 times more White Alone residents (36.5k people) in Henry County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.3k Black or African American Alone and 2.71k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,470 ± 226

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    562 ± 200

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    409 ± 158

Henry County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Henry County, VA awarded 649 degrees. The student population of Henry County, VA is skewed towards women, with 954 male students and 1,309 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Henry County, VA are White (460 and 71%), followed by Black or African American (131 and 20.2%), Hispanic or Latino (34 and 5.25%), and Two or More Races (20 and 3.09%).

The largest universities in Henry County, VA by number of degrees awarded are Patrick Henry Community College (649 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Henry County, VA are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (149 and 23%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (147 and 22.7%), and Registered Nursing (43 and 6.63%).

The median tuition costs in Henry County, VA are $N/A 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. 147 degrees awarded

  2. 43 degrees awarded

  3. 15 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Henry County, VA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 147 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

649 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Henry County, VA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Patrick Henry Community College with 649 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

285

Degrees Awarded to Men

364

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 285 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Henry County, VA, which is 0.783 times less than the 364 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Henry County, VA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    460 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    131 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    34 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Henry County, VA were to White students. These 460 degrees mean that there were 3.51 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 131 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Henry County, VA was $94,300 in 2017, which is 0.411 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $95,500 to $94,300, a 1.26% decrease. The homeownership rate in Henry County, VA is 73.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Henry County, VA have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Henry County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$94,300

2017 Median

± $3,450

$95,500

2016 Median

± $3,693

In 2017, the median property value in Henry County, VA declined from to $94,300 from the previous year's value of $95,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Henry 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 Henry County, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$36,779

Median Household Income

± $1,679

22.2k

Number of Households

± 970

In 2017, the median household income of the 22.2k households in Henry County, VA grew to $36,779 from the previous year's value of $34,992.

The following chart displays the households in Henry 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 $10k - $15k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

73.2%

2017 Homeownership

73.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.2% of the housing units in Henry County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.4%.

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

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Commute Time

23.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Henry County, VA have a shorter commute time (23.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.02% of the workforce in Henry County, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87.3%

  2. Carpooled

    8.64%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.27%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Henry County, VA was Drove Alone (87.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.64%) and those who Worked At Home (2.27%).

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 Henry County, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Henry County, VA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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