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Gloucester County, VA&

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0.05% growth
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2.87% growth
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0.61% growth
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0.45% growth


The economy of Gloucester County, VA employs 17,720 people. The economy of Gloucester County, VA is specialized in Public Admin.; Construction; and Retail trade, which employ respectively 1.66; 1.44; and 1.33 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Gloucester County, VA are Retail trade (2,706), Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,208), and Manufacturing (1,954), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($77,245), Educational Services ($42,490), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($37,782).

Median household income in Gloucester County, VA is $62,878. Males in Gloucester County, VA have an average income that is 1.42 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,384. The income inequality of Gloucester County, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.44 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Gloucester County, VA. In Gloucester County, VA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 65-74 and 65-74, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 57 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,304. Petersburg city, VA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Virginia.


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Gloucester County, VA is home to a population of 37,021 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Gloucester County, VA is composed of 31,540 White residents (85.2%), 2,926 Black residents (7.9%), 1,159 Hispanic residents (3.13%), 1,088 Two+ residents (2.94%), and 211 Asian residents (0.57%). The most common foreign languages in Gloucester County, VA are Spanish (473 speakers), German (307 speakers), and French (123 speakers), but compared to other places, Gloucester County, VA has a relative high number of German (307 speakers), Thai (48 speakers), and Other Native North American (38 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Gloucester County, VA awarded 673 degrees. The student population of Gloucester County, VA is skewed towards females, with 240 male students and 433 female students. Most students in Gloucester County, VA are White (474 and 70.4%), followed by Black or African American (125 and 18.6%), Hispanic or Latino (27 and 4.01%), and Two or more races (26 and 3.86%). The largest universities in Gloucester County, VA by number of graduates are Rappahannock Community College (646 and 96%), Dominion School of Hair Design (27 and 4.01%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Gloucester County, VA are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (214 and 31.8%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (26 and 3.86%), and General Cosmetology (13 and 1.93%). The median tuition costs in Gloucester 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.



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The median property value in Gloucester County, VA is $225,100, which is 1.1 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $224,100 to $225,100, a 0.45% increase. The homeownership rate of Gloucester County, VA is 76.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Gloucester County, VA have an average commute time of 31.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Gloucester County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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