Gloucester County, VA

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2020 Population
37,362
0.376% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
44.9
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
7.92%
9.94% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$71,649
1.58% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$230,300
0.13% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
18,262
2.68% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Gloucester County, VA had a population of 37.4k people with a median age of 44.9 and a median household income of $71,649. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Gloucester County, VA grew from 37,222 to 37,362, a 0.376% increase and its median household income grew from $70,537 to $71,649, a 1.58% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Gloucester County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.73%), White (Hispanic) (3.06%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.39%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.768%).

None of the households in Gloucester County, 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.

99.6% of the residents in Gloucester County, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Gloucester County, VA are Rappahannock Community College (233310) (992 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Gloucester County, VA was $230,300, and the homeownership rate was 80%.

Most people in Gloucester County, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 34.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Gloucester County, VA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Gloucester County, VA is home to a population of 37.4k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.48% of Gloucester County, VA residents were born outside of the country (554 people).

In 2020, there were 8.66 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.5k people) in Gloucester County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.64k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.14k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2020 Citizenship
99.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.6% of Gloucester County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Gloucester County, VA was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Gloucester County, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    31.5k ± 174
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.64k ± 141
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.14k ± 152
3.69%
Hispanic Population
1.38k people

In 2020, there were 8.66 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.5k people) in Gloucester County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.64k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.14k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.69% of the people in Gloucester County, VA are hispanic (1.38k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Gloucester County, VA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    109,267 ± 8,063 people
  2. India
    94,596 ± 7,509 people
  3. Mexico
    56,409 ± 5,812 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 109,267 Virginia residents, followed by India with 94,596 and Mexico with 56,409.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.48%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
554 people
1.7%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
634 people

As of 2020, 1.48% of Gloucester County, VA residents (554 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Gloucester County, VA was 1.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,055 ± 198
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    877 ± 215
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    823 ± 264

Gloucester County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Gloucester County, VA employs 18.3k people. The largest industries in Gloucester County, VA are Retail Trade (2,524 people), Manufacturing (2,188 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,085 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,568), Public Administration ($65,669), and Manufacturing ($54,970).

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $60,365. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

18.3k
2020 Value
± 1,100
2.68%
1 Year growth
± 7.86%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Gloucester County, VA grew at a rate of 2.68%, from 17.8k employees to 18.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gloucester County, VA, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,943 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,835 people), and Management Occupations (1,821 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gloucester County, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

18.3k
2020 Value
± 1,100
2.68%
1 Year growth
± 7.86%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Gloucester County, VA grew at a rate of 2.68%, from 17.8k employees to 18.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gloucester County, VA, are Retail Trade (2,524 people), Manufacturing (2,188 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,085 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gloucester County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Gloucester County, 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

$48,611
Median earning men ± $5,109
$32,263
Median earning women ± $1,518

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($65,643), Wholesale Trade ($55,234), and Manufacturing ($55,144).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($65,972), Construction ($65,280), and Manufacturing ($52,188).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 279
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 201
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 194
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $82.1k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $69.2k
    Retail Trade
  3. $43.3k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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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. $37.3B
  2. $28.7B
  3. $25.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $37.3B, followed by Electronics ($28.7B) and Machinery ($25.6B).

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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$325B
2020 Value in Virginia
$612B
Projected 2050 Value in Virginia
88.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Virginia trade was $325B. This is expected to increase 88.1% to $612B by 2050.

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. $25B
  2. $18.9B
  3. $13.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $25B, followed by Maryland with $18.9B and Pennsylvania and $13.2B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Gloucester County, VA went to Donald J. Trump with 66.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (31.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.75%).

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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In 2020, universities in Gloucester County, VA awarded 992 degrees. The student population of Gloucester County, VA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 879 male students and 1,750 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Gloucester County, VA are White (664 and 66.9%), followed by Black or African American (184 and 18.5%), Two or More Races (54 and 5.44%), and Hispanic or Latino (46 and 4.64%).

The largest universities in Gloucester County, VA by number of degrees awarded are Rappahannock Community College (233310) (992 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Gloucester County, VA are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (282 and 28.4%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (239 and 24.1%), and Registered Nursing (189 and 19.1%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 2,629 students enrolled in Gloucester County, VA, 33.4% men and 66.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,786 records, of which 64.7% were women and 35.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 239 degree-majors awarded
  2. 97 degree-majors awarded
  3. 7 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Gloucester County, VA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 239 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
992 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Rappahannock Community College (233310) with 992 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 294 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Gloucester County, VA, which is 0.421 times less than the 698 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 664 degrees mean that there were 3.61 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 184 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 2020.

Public, 2-year ($200) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,420) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.823% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.842% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.66M), Some college (1.42M), and Bachelors Degree (1.41M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Gloucester County, VA was $230,300 in 2020, which is 1 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $230,000 to $230,300, a 0.13% increase. The homeownership rate in Gloucester County, VA is 80%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Gloucester County, VA have an average commute time of 34.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Gloucester County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Gloucester County, VA is $71,649. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Gloucester County, VA was Census Tract 1003.02 with a value of $80,625, followed by Census Tract 1002.01 and Census Tract 1005, with respective values of $79,297 and $68,750.

In 2021, 12.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Gloucester County, VA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 2.18%.

Property

$230,300
Median Property Value 2020
±$7,221
$11,830
Median Property Taxes
±$805

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 Gloucester County, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

80%
Homeownership
2020
70.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 80% of the housing units in Gloucester County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1003.02
  2. Census Tract 1002.01
  3. Census Tract 1005

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gloucester County, VA was Census Tract 1003.02 with a value of $80,625, followed by Census Tract 1002.01 and Census Tract 1005, with respective values of $79,297 and $68,750.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$71,649
Median Household Income
± $4,174
14.8k
Number of Households
± 956

In 2020, the median household income of the 14.8k households in Gloucester County, VA grew to $71,649 from the previous year's value of $70,537.

The following chart displays the households in Gloucester 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Gloucester County, VA is from Virginia.
0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.479
2019 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2020, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.181% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (85.2%)
  2. Carpooled (7.23%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.95%)

In 2020, 85.2% of workers in Gloucester County, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.23%) and those who worked at home (4.95%).

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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Commute Time

34.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gloucester County, VA have a longer commute time (34.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.21% of the workforce in Gloucester County, 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 Gloucester County, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Gloucester County, VA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 12.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Gloucester County, VA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 2.18%.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.92% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gloucester County, VA (2.91k out of 36.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Gloucester County, VA is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 12.9% of the children was living in poverty in Gloucester County, VA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 114 in Gloucester County, VA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 38.9 per 100,000 population.

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pulseHealth

93.8% of the population of Gloucester County, VA has health coverage, with 49.5% on employee plans, 9.83% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 15% on non-group plans, and 6.58% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Gloucester County, VA see 1779 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.96% increase from the previous year (1695 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2668 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 566 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,779 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Gloucester County, VA

Primary care physicians in Gloucester County, VA see an average of 1,779 patients per year. This represents a 4.96% increase from the previous year (1,695 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21% under 18 years, 17.7% between 18 and 34 years, 42.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 19% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.17%
Uninsured
49.5%
Employer Coverage
9.83%
Medicaid
12.9%
Medicare
15%
Non-Group
6.58%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gloucester County, VA declined by 7.81% from 6.69% to 6.17%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Gloucester County, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 36.6 in Gloucester County, VA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 29.4% in Gloucester County, VA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.3% in Gloucester County, VA.

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