Abingdon, VA

Census Place

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2022 Population
8,346
0.0479% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
46.4
3.11% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
15.7%
1.07% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$56,164
3.27% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$199,800
17% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
4,133
2.66% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Abingdon, VA had a population of 8.35k people with a median age of 46.4 and a median household income of $56,164. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Abingdon, VA declined from 8,350 to 8,346, a −0.0479% decrease and its median household income grew from $54,384 to $56,164, a 3.27% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Abingdon, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.12%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.08%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.73%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.695%).

None of the households in Abingdon, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.5% of the residents in Abingdon, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Abingdon, VA are Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) (704 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Abingdon, VA was $199,800, and the homeownership rate was 54.6%.

Most people in Abingdon, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Abingdon, VA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Abingdon, VA is home to a population of 8.35k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.92% of Abingdon, VA residents were born outside of the country (244 people).

In 2022, there were 29.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.64k people) in Abingdon, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 260 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 174 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.5%
2022 Citizenship
99.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.5% of Abingdon, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Abingdon, VA was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Abingdon, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.64k ± 186
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    260 ± 135
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    174 ± 102
1.25%
Hispanic Population
104 people

In 2022, there were 29.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.64k people) in Abingdon, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 260 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 174 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.25% of the people in Abingdon, VA are hispanic (104 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    107,605 ± 8,003 people
  2. India
    98,735 ± 7,670 people
  3. Mexico
    59,855 ± 5,986 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 107,605 Virginia residents, followed by India with 98,735 and Mexico with 59,855.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.92%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
244 people
1.95%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
163 people

As of 2022, 2.92% of Abingdon, VA residents (244 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Abingdon, VA was 1.95%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    171 ± 85
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    95 ± 68
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    31 ± 29

Abingdon, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.8 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Abingdon, VA employs 4.13k people. The largest industries in Abingdon, VA are Retail Trade (703 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (686 people), and Educational Services (461 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($158,750), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($88,417), and Construction ($66,037).

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $69,674. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.475, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

4.13k
2022 Value
± 470
2.66%
1 Year growth
± 15.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Abingdon, VA grew at a rate of 2.66%, from 4.03k employees to 4.13k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Abingdon, VA, are Management Occupations (534 people), Sales & Related Occupations (479 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (393 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Abingdon, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.13k
2022 Value
± 470
2.66%
1 Year growth
± 15.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Abingdon, VA grew at a rate of 2.66%, from 4.03k employees to 4.13k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Abingdon, VA, are Retail Trade (703 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (686 people), and Educational Services (461 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Abingdon, VA, though some of these residents may live in Abingdon, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,000
Median earning men ± $10,509
$32,216
Median earning women ± $1,961

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($101,250), Other Services Except Public Administration ($68,333), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($67,098).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($45,521), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($44,107), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($38,462).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.1M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Virginia.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Virginia went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 54.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (44%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.45%).

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Virginia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Abingdon, VA awarded 704 degrees. The student population of Abingdon, VA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 783 male students and 1,285 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Abingdon, VA are White (646 and 91.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (16 and 2.28%), Black or African American (14 and 1.99%), and Two or More Races (13 and 1.85%).

The largest universities in Abingdon, VA by number of degrees awarded are Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) (704 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Abingdon, VA are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (164 and 23.3%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (126 and 17.9%), and Electrician (76 and 10.8%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,068 students enrolled in Abingdon, VA, 37.9% men and 62.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,849 records, of which 63% were women and 37% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 23 degrees awarded
  2. 126 degrees awarded
  3. 64 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Abingdon, VA was Electrician with 23 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
704 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Virginia Highlands Community College (233903) with 704 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 311 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Abingdon, VA, which is 0.791 times less than the 393 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 646 degrees mean that there were 40.4 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 16 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($4,620) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($105) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,260) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.884% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.904% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.71M), Bachelors Degree (1.47M), and Some college (1.4M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Abingdon, VA was $199,800 in 2022, which is 0.709 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $170,800 to $199,800, a 17% increase. The homeownership rate in Abingdon, VA is 54.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Abingdon, VA have an average commute time of 18.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Abingdon, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Abingdon, VA is $56,164. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Abingdon, VA was Census Tract 104.01 with a value of $96,071, followed by Census Tract 104.02 and Census Tract 105.01, with respective values of $68,348 and $58,750.

Property

$199,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$26,454
$2,252
Median Property Taxes
±$314

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Abingdon, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Abingdon, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

54.6%
Homeownership
2022
66.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 54.6% of the housing units in Abingdon, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 56.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 104.01
  2. Census Tract 104.02
  3. Census Tract 105.01

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Abingdon, VA was Census Tract 104.01 with a value of $96,071, followed by Census Tract 104.02 and Census Tract 105.01, with respective values of $68,348 and $58,750.

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

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Household Income

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$56,164
Median Household Income
± $11,569
4.12k
Number of Households
± 430

In 2022, the median household income of the 4.12k households in Abingdon, VA grew to $56,164 from the previous year's value of $54,384.

The following chart displays the households in Abingdon, 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 range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Abingdon, VA is from Virginia.
0.475
2022 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.164% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (85.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (6.99%)
  3. Carpooled (3.33%)

In 2022, 85.9% of workers in Abingdon, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (6.99%) and those who carpooled to work (3.33%).

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Commute Time

18.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Abingdon, VA have a shorter commute time (18.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.496% of the workforce in Abingdon, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

15.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Abingdon, VA (1.29k out of 8.24k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 65 - 74 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Abingdon, 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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Health

93.6% of the population of Abingdon, VA has health coverage, with 41.7% on employee plans, 17.3% on Medicaid, 18.5% on Medicare, 15.1% on non-group plans, and 1.09% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Washington County, VA see 1344 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.1% decrease from the previous year (1511 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1627 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 507 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,344 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washington County, VA

Primary care physicians in Washington County, VA see an average of 1,344 patients per year. This represents a 11.1% decrease from the previous year (1,511 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 15.4% under 18 years, 22.8% between 18 and 34 years, 38.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.38%
Uninsured
41.7%
Employer Coverage
17.3%
Medicaid
18.5%
Medicare
15.1%
Non-Group
1.09%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Abingdon, VA declined by 13.9% from 7.4% to 6.38%.

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