Clarke County, VA

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Population

14,331

0.168% growth

Median Age

46


Median Household Income

$72,129

0.199% growth

Poverty Rate

10.4%


Number of Employees

7,087

0.682% growth

Median Property Value

$333,100

0.03% growth

About

In 2017, Clarke County, VA had a population of 14.3k people with a median age of 46 and a median household income of $72,129. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Clarke County, VA grew from 14,307 to 14,331, a 0.168% increase and its median household income grew from $71,986 to $72,129, a 0.199% increase.

The population of Clarke County, VA is 86.9% White Alone, 4.91% Black or African American Alone, and 4.78% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Clarke County, VA speak a non-English language, and 97.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Clarke County, VA is $333,100, and the homeownership rate is 75%. Most people in Clarke County, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 33 minutes. The average car ownership in Clarke County, VA is 3 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Clarke County, VA employs 7.09k people. The largest industries in Clarke County, VA are Construction (835 people), Retail Trade (739 people), and Educational Services (733 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($91,375), Public Administration ($76,298), and Utilities ($65,256).

Median household income in Clarke County, VA is $72,129. Males in Clarke 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 Clarke County, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$72,129

2017 value

± $6,699

0.199%

1 Year Growth

± 11%

Households in Clarke County, VA have a median annual income of $72,129, 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 $71,986 in 2016, which represents a 0.199% 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 Clarke 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 102

  2. Census Tract 103

  3. Census Tract 101

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clarke County, VA was Census Tract 102 with a value of $84,276, followed by Census Tract 103 and Census Tract 101, with respective values of $78,196 and $66,970.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clarke County, VA (1.47k out of 14.1k 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 Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 16 - 17.

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

    1,094 ± 258

  2. Other

    125 ± 116

  3. Hispanic

    125 ± 116

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

7.09k

2017 Value

± 570

0.682%

1 Year growth

± 11.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clarke County, VA grew at a rate of 0.682%, from 7.04k employees to 7.09k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clarke County, VA, are Management Occupations (1,037 people), Sales & Related Occupations (710 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (655 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clarke County, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Clarke County, VA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,037 people), Sales & Related Occupations (710 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (655 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clarke County, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.8 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.78 times), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.57 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Clarke County, VA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($138,958), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($105,583), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($104,375).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.09k

2017 Value

± 570

0.682%

1 Year growth

± 11.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clarke County, VA grew at a rate of 0.682%, from 7.04k employees to 7.09k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clarke County, VA, are Construction (835 people), Retail Trade (739 people), and Educational Services (733 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clarke County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Clarke 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 Clarke County, VA, by number of employees, are Construction (835 people), Retail Trade (739 people), and Educational Services (733 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clarke County, VA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.55 times higher than expected), Construction (1.88 times), and Public Administration (1.82 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Clarke County, VA, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($91,375), Public Administration ($76,298), and Utilities ($65,256).

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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

85.7% of the population of Clarke County, VA has health coverage, with 50.6% on employee plans, 5.08% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 1.59% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Clarke County, VA see 2394 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.416% decrease from the previous year (2404 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2875 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1797 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

2,394 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Clarke County, VA see an average of 2,394 patients per year. This represents a 0.416% decrease from the previous year (2,404 patients).

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

14.3%

Uninsured

50.6%

Employer Coverage

5.08%

Medicaid

15.2%

Medicare

13.1%

Non-Group

1.59%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clarke County, VA grew by 1.56% from 14.1% to 14.3%.

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

Clarke County, VA is home to a population of 14.3k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.1% of Clarke County, VA residents were born outside of the country (588 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Clarke County, VA is composed of 12.5k White Alone residents (86.9%), 703 Black or African American Alone residents (4.91%), 685 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.78%), 302 Two or More Races residents (2.11%), 137 Asian Alone residents (0.956%), 51 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.356%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 19.6

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.1%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

588 people

3.49%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

500 people

As of 2017, 4.1% of Clarke County, VA residents (588 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 Clarke County, VA was 3.49%, 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%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.9% of Clarke County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Clarke County, VA was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    12.5k ± 19

  2. Black or African American Alone

    703 ± 130

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    685 ± 276

In 2017, there were 17.7 times more White Alone residents (12.5k people) in Clarke County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 703 Black or African American Alone and 685 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 Clarke County, VA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    362 ± 103

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    155 ± 79

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    119 ± 77

Clarke County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.34 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clarke County, VA was $333,100 in 2017, which is 1.45 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $333,000 to $333,100, a 0.03% increase. The homeownership rate in Clarke County, VA is 75%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Clarke County, VA have an average commute time of 33 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Clarke County, VA is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$333,100

2017 Median

± $19,226

$333,000

2016 Median

± $17,977

In 2017, the median property value in Clarke County, VA grew to to $333,100 from the previous year's value of $333,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Clarke 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 Clarke County, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$72,129

Median Household Income

± $6,699

5.57k

Number of Households

± 477

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.57k households in Clarke County, VA grew to $72,129 from the previous year's value of $71,986.

The following chart displays the households in Clarke 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

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Clarke County, VA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Clarke County, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

75%

2017 Homeownership

74.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75% of the housing units in Clarke County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.4%.

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

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Commute Time

33 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clarke County, VA have a longer commute time (33 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 6.82% of the workforce in Clarke County, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.4%

  2. Carpooled

    8.36%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.36%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Clarke County, VA was Drove Alone (79.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.36%) and those who Worked At Home (7.36%).

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

3 cars

Average Number

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

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