Halifax County, VA

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Population

35,030

0.779% decline

Median Age

45.9


Median Household Income

$39,233

6.03% growth

Poverty Rate

18.7%


Number of Employees

14,426

0.784% decline

Median Property Value

$110,800

1.47% growth

About

In 2017, Halifax County, VA had a population of 35k people with a median age of 45.9 and a median household income of $39,233. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Halifax County, VA declined from 35,305 to 35,030, a -0.779% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,001 to $39,233, a 6.03% increase.

The population of Halifax County, VA is 59.8% White Alone, 35.7% Black or African American Alone, and 1.99% Hispanic or Latino. 2.56% of the people in Halifax County, VA speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Halifax County, VA is $110,800, and the homeownership rate is 72.6%. Most people in Halifax County, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Halifax County, VA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Halifax County, VA employs 14.4k people. The largest industries in Halifax County, VA are Manufacturing (2,693 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,117 people), and Retail Trade (2,090 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($84,609), Information ($47,778), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,979).

Median household income in Halifax County, VA is $39,233. Males in Halifax 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 Halifax County, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,233

2017 value

± $2,600

6.03%

1 Year Growth

± 8.02%

Households in Halifax County, VA have a median annual income of $39,233, 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 $37,001 in 2016, which represents a 6.03% 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 Halifax County, VA 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 Halifax County, VA 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 Halifax 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 9305

  2. Census Tract 9304

  3. Census Tract 9303.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Halifax County, VA was Census Tract 9305 with a value of $43,892, followed by Census Tract 9304 and Census Tract 9303.01, with respective values of $42,656 and $37,431.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Halifax County, VA (6.42k out of 34.3k 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 Females 6 - 11 and then Females < 5.

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. Black

    3,678 ± 435

  2. White

    2,481 ± 318

  3. Two Or More

    245 ± 165

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

Employment by Occupations

14.4k

2017 Value

± 772

-0.784%

1 Year decline

± 7.63%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Halifax County, VA declined at a rate of -0.784%, from 14.5k employees to 14.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Halifax County, VA, are Production Occupations (1,753 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,658 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,563 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Halifax County, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Halifax County, VA, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,753 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,658 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,563 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Halifax County, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.1 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.73 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.69 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Halifax County, VA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($57,857), Management Occupations ($51,346), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($50,156).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

14.4k

2017 Value

± 772

-0.784%

1 Year decline

± 7.63%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Halifax County, VA declined at a rate of -0.784%, from 14.5k employees to 14.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Halifax County, VA, are Manufacturing (2,693 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,117 people), and Retail Trade (2,090 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Halifax County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Halifax 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 Halifax County, VA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,693 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,117 people), and Retail Trade (2,090 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Halifax County, VA has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.75 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.3 times), and Manufacturing (1.84 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Halifax County, VA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($84,609), Information ($47,778), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,979).

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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 with $26B and Electronics and $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

87.2% of the population of Halifax County, VA has health coverage, with 38.2% on employee plans, 18% on Medicaid, 17.8% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 1.68% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Halifax County, VA see 2509 patients per year on average, which represents a 14% increase from the previous year (2200 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2187 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1250 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

2,509 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Halifax County, VA see an average of 2,509 patients per year. This represents a 14% increase from the previous year (2,200 patients).

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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%).

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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

12.8%

Uninsured

38.2%

Employer Coverage

18%

Medicaid

17.8%

Medicare

11.6%

Non-Group

1.68%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Halifax County, VA declined by 9.08% from 14.1% to 12.8%.

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

Halifax County, VA is home to a population of 35k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.66% of Halifax County, VA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Halifax County, VA is composed of 21k White Alone residents (59.8%), 12.5k Black or African American Alone residents (35.7%), 696 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.99%), 500 Two or More Races residents (1.43%), 248 Asian Alone residents (0.708%), 109 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.311%), 6 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0171%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Halifax County, VA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (559 speakers), German (77 speakers), and Tagalog (41 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Halifax County, VA was 45.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Halifax County, VA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Halifax County, VA residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.66%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.51%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.66% of Halifax County, VA residents 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 Halifax County, VA was 1.51%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Halifax County, VA was El Salvador, the natal country of 103,545 Halifax County, VA residents, followed by India with 82,876 and Mexico with 56,021.

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Citizenship

99.1%

2017 Citizenship

99.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.1% of Halifax County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Halifax County, VA was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    21k ± 25

  2. Black or African American Alone

    12.5k ± 237

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    696 ± 253

In 2017, there were 1.68 times more White Alone residents (21k people) in Halifax County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.5k Black or African American Alone and 696 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 Halifax County, VA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    559 speakers (1.66%)

  2. German

    77 speakers (0.228%)

  3. Tagalog

    41 speakers (0.122%)

2.56% of Halifax County, VA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Halifax County, VA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.66% of the overall population of Halifax County, VA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.228% speak German and 0.122% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    908 ± 164

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    357 ± 152

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    218 ± 104

Halifax County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.54 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Halifax County, VA was $110,800 in 2017, which is 0.509 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $109,200 to $110,800, a 1.47% increase. The homeownership rate in Halifax County, VA is 72.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Halifax County, VA have an average commute time of 24.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Halifax 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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$39,233

Median Household Income

± $2,600

14.1k

Number of Households

± 764

In 2017, the median household income of the 14.1k households in Halifax County, VA grew to $39,233 from the previous year's value of $37,001.

The following chart displays the households in Halifax 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$110,800

2017 Median

± $7,149

$109,200

2016 Median

± $6,556

In 2017, the median property value in Halifax County, VA grew to to $110,800 from the previous year's value of $109,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Halifax 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 Halifax County, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.6%

2017 Homeownership

71.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.6% of the housing units in Halifax County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Halifax 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 Halifax County, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Halifax County, VA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

24.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Halifax County, VA have a shorter commute time (24.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.51% of the workforce in Halifax County, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.2%

  2. Carpooled

    7.21%

  3. Other

    4.96%

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

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