Craig County, VA

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Population

5,131

1.23% decline

Median Age

47.5


Median Household Income

$53,526

32.2% growth

Poverty Rate

9.35%


Number of Employees

2,219

11.6% growth

Median Property Value

$164,800

7.22% growth

About

In 2017, Craig County, VA had a population of 5.13k people with a median age of 47.5 and a median household income of $53,526. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Craig County, VA declined from 5,195 to 5,131, a -1.23% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,500 to $53,526, a 32.2% increase.

The population of Craig County, VA is 99.4% White Alone, 0.409% Two or More Races, and 0.136% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Craig County, VA speak a non-English language, and 100% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Craig County, VA is $164,800, and the homeownership rate is 74%. Most people in Craig County, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 36.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Craig County, VA is 3 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Craig County, VA employs 2.22k people. The largest industries in Craig County, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (477 people), Manufacturing (320 people), and Public Administration (233 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($85,234), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($82,976), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($71,850).

Median household income in Craig County, VA is $53,526. Males in Craig 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 Craig County, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,526

2017 value

± $15,331

32.2%

1 Year Growth

± 35.8%

Households in Craig County, VA have a median annual income of $53,526, 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 $40,500 in 2016, which represents a 32.2% 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.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Virginia by number of full-time 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 Craig 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 501

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Craig County, VA was Census Tract 501 with a value of $53,526, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.35% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Craig County, VA (478 out of 5.11k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 75+.

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

    478 ± 181

  2. Black

    0 ± 87

  3. Native American

    0 ± 87

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

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

2.22k

2017 Value

± 402

11.6%

1 Year growth

± 23.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Craig County, VA grew at a rate of 11.6%, from 1.99k employees to 2.22k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Craig County, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (391 people), Production Occupations (222 people), and Management Occupations (202 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Craig County, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Craig County, VA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (391 people), Production Occupations (222 people), and Management Occupations (202 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Craig County, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.67 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.54 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.05 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Craig County, VA, by median earnings, are Material Moving Occupations ($82,894), Protective Service Occupations ($61,198), and Management Occupations ($59,419).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.22k

2017 Value

± 402

11.6%

1 Year growth

± 23.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Craig County, VA grew at a rate of 11.6%, from 1.99k employees to 2.22k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Craig County, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (477 people), Manufacturing (320 people), and Public Administration (233 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Craig County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Craig 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 Craig County, VA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (477 people), Manufacturing (320 people), and Public Administration (233 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Craig County, VA has an unusually high number of Utilities (3.59 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.25 times), and Construction (1.64 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Craig County, VA, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($85,234), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($82,976), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($71,850).

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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

91.9% of the population of Craig County, VA has health coverage, with 51.7% on employee plans, 7.14% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 15.2% on non-group plans, and 2.33% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Craig County, VA see 5211 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.439% decrease from the previous year (5234 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1719 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 0 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

5,211 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Craig County, VA see an average of 5,211 patients per year. This represents a 0.439% decrease from the previous year (5,234 patients).

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

8.11%

Uninsured

51.7%

Employer Coverage

7.14%

Medicaid

15.5%

Medicare

15.2%

Non-Group

2.33%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Craig County, VA declined by 27.2% from 11.1% to 8.11%.

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

Craig County, VA is home to a population of 5.13k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.0195% of Craig County, VA residents were born outside of the country (1 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Craig County, VA is composed of 5.1k White Alone residents (99.4%), 21 Two or More Races residents (0.409%), 7 Black or African American Alone residents (0.136%), 1 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.0195%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

N/A

Median Native-Born Age

± N/A

N/A

Median Foreign-Born Age

± N/A

In 2017, the median age of all people in Craig County, VA was 47.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Craig County, VA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Craig County, VA residents was 47.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.0195%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1 people

0.0192%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1 people

As of 2017, 0.0195% of Craig County, VA residents (1 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 Craig County, VA was 0.0192%, 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

100%

2017 Citizenship

100%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 100% of Craig County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Craig County, VA was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    5.1k ± 39

  2. Two or More Races

    21 ± 39.8

  3. Black or African American Alone

    7 ± 12

In 2017, there were 243 times more White Alone residents (5.1k people) in Craig County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21 Two or More Races and 7 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    223 ± 92

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    25 ± 46

  3. World War II

    23 ± 39

Craig County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 8.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Craig County, VA was $164,800 in 2017, which is 0.717 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $153,700 to $164,800, a 7.22% increase. The homeownership rate in Craig County, VA is 74%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Craig County, VA have an average commute time of 36.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Craig County, VA is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$164,800

2017 Median

± $20,565

$153,700

2016 Median

± $15,733

In 2017, the median property value in Craig County, VA grew to to $164,800 from the previous year's value of $153,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Craig 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 Craig County, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the $175k - $200k range.

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Household Income

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$53,526

Median Household Income

± $15,331

2.34k

Number of Households

± 364

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.34k households in Craig County, VA grew to $53,526 from the previous year's value of $40,500.

The following chart displays the households in Craig 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

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

74%

2017 Homeownership

72.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74% of the housing units in Craig County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.5%.

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

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Commute Time

36.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Craig County, VA have a longer commute time (36.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.08% of the workforce in Craig County, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.7%

  2. Carpooled

    14.4%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.79%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Craig County, VA was Drove Alone (79.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (14.4%) and those who Worked At Home (3.79%).

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

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