Accomack County, VA

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Population

32,840

0.665% decline

Median Age

46


Median Household Income

$42,260

9.76% growth

Poverty Rate

19.8%


Number of Employees

13,837

2.12% decline

Median Property Value

$157,200

3.49% growth

About

In 2017, Accomack County, VA had a population of 32.8k people with a median age of 46 and a median household income of $42,260. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Accomack County, VA declined from 33,060 to 32,840, a -0.665% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,503 to $42,260, a 9.76% increase.

The population of Accomack County, VA is 60.3% White Alone, 28.3% Black or African American Alone, and 8.83% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Accomack County, VA speak a non-English language, and 94.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Accomack County, VA are Eastern Shore Community College (114 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Accomack County, VA is $157,200, and the homeownership rate is 70%. Most people in Accomack County, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21 minutes. The average car ownership in Accomack County, VA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Accomack County, VA employs 13.8k people. The largest industries in Accomack County, VA are Manufacturing (2,394 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,777 people), and Retail Trade (1,461 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($72,109), Information ($64,583), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($58,214).

Median household income in Accomack County, VA is $42,260. Males in Accomack 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 Accomack County, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,260

2017 value

± $2,253

9.76%

1 Year Growth

± 7.09%

Households in Accomack County, VA have a median annual income of $42,260, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $38,503 in 2016, which represents a 9.76% 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 Accomack 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 901

  2. Census Tract 902

  3. Census Tract 904

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Accomack County, VA was Census Tract 901 with a value of $47,438, followed by Census Tract 902 and Census Tract 904, with respective values of $45,521 and $40,865.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Accomack County, VA (6.42k out of 32.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Males 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

    3,264 ± 395

  2. Black

    2,842 ± 604

  3. Hispanic

    1,511 ± 314

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Accomack 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

13.8k

2017 Value

± 874

-2.12%

1 Year decline

± 9.85%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Accomack County, VA declined at a rate of -2.12%, from 14.1k employees to 13.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Accomack County, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,526 people), Production Occupations (1,356 people), and Management Occupations (1,083 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Accomack County, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Accomack County, VA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,526 people), Production Occupations (1,356 people), and Management Occupations (1,083 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Accomack County, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.84 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.03 times), and Production Occupations (1.69 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Accomack County, VA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($75,822), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($73,701), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($72,606).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13.8k

2017 Value

± 874

-2.12%

1 Year decline

± 9.85%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Accomack County, VA declined at a rate of -2.12%, from 14.1k employees to 13.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Accomack County, VA, are Manufacturing (2,394 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,777 people), and Retail Trade (1,461 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Accomack County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Accomack 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 Accomack County, VA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,394 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,777 people), and Retail Trade (1,461 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Accomack County, VA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.37 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.71 times), and Public Administration (1.58 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Accomack County, VA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($72,109), Information ($64,583), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($58,214).

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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. $27.5B

  2. $26B

  3. $22.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $27.5B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($26B) and Electronics ($22.4B).

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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$254B

2015 Value

$373B

Projected 2045 Value

46.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Virginia trade was $254B. This is expected to increase 46.7% 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. $23.4B

  2. $12.9B

  3. $11.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $23.4B, followed by North Carolina with $12.9B and Pennsylvania and $11.1B.

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

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Health

83.3% of the population of Accomack County, VA has health coverage, with 37% on employee plans, 14.4% on Medicaid, 17.1% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 3.41% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Accomack County, VA see 2061 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.13% increase from the previous year (1942 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2196 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1267 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

2,061 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Accomack County, VA see an average of 2,061 patients per year. This represents a 6.13% increase from the previous year (1,942 patients).

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

16.7%

Uninsured

37%

Employer Coverage

14.4%

Medicaid

17.1%

Medicare

11.3%

Non-Group

3.41%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Accomack County, VA declined by 6.89% from 18% to 16.7%.

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

Accomack County, VA is home to a population of 32.8k people, from which 94.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.03% of Accomack County, VA residents were born outside of the country (2.31k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Accomack County, VA is composed of 19.8k White Alone residents (60.3%), 9.31k Black or African American Alone residents (28.3%), 2.9k Hispanic or Latino residents (8.83%), 428 Two or More Races residents (1.3%), 229 Asian Alone residents (0.697%), 109 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.332%), 50 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.152%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Accomack County, VA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Accomack County, VA was 46. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Accomack County, VA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Accomack County, VA residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.03%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.31k people

6.56%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.17k people

As of 2017, 7.03% of Accomack County, VA residents (2.31k 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 Accomack County, VA was 6.56%, 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

94.8%

2017 Citizenship

94.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.8% of Accomack County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Accomack County, VA was 94.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    19.8k ± 45

  2. Black or African American Alone

    9.31k ± 139

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.9k ± 200

In 2017, there were 2.13 times more White Alone residents (19.8k people) in Accomack County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.31k Black or African American Alone and 2.9k 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 Accomack County, VA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Accomack County, VA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Accomack County, VA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Accomack County, VA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,224 ± 203

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    562 ± 164

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    307 ± 103

Accomack County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.18 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Accomack County, VA awarded 114 degrees. The student population of Accomack County, VA is skewed towards women, with 275 male students and 430 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Accomack County, VA are Black or African American (49 and 43.4%), followed by White (45 and 39.8%), Hispanic or Latino (13 and 11.5%), and Two or More Races (3 and 2.65%).

The largest universities in Accomack County, VA by number of degrees awarded are Eastern Shore Community College (114 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Accomack County, VA are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (40 and 35.1%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (28 and 24.6%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (18 and 15.8%).

The median tuition costs in Accomack 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Accomack County, VA was Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities with 40 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Accomack County, VA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

114 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Accomack County, VA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Eastern Shore Community College with 114 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

45

Degrees Awarded to Men

69

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 45 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Accomack County, VA, which is 0.652 times less than the 69 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    49 degrees awarded

  2. White

    45 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    13 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Accomack County, VA were to Black or African American students. These 49 degrees mean that there were 1.09 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 45 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Accomack County, VA was $157,200 in 2017, which is 0.722 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $151,900 to $157,200, a 3.49% increase. The homeownership rate in Accomack County, VA is 70%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Accomack County, VA have an average commute time of 21 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Accomack County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$42,260

Median Household Income

± $2,253

13.5k

Number of Households

± 789

In 2017, the median household income of the 13.5k households in Accomack County, VA grew to $42,260 from the previous year's value of $38,503.

The following chart displays the households in Accomack 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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Housing

Property Value

$157,200

2017 Median

± $7,869

$151,900

2016 Median

± $8,290

In 2017, the median property value in Accomack County, VA grew to to $157,200 from the previous year's value of $151,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Accomack 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 Accomack County, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

70%

2017 Homeownership

69.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70% of the housing units in Accomack County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.5%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

21 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Accomack County, VA have a shorter commute time (21 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.21% of the workforce in Accomack County, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80%

  2. Carpooled

    10.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.52%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Accomack County, VA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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