Isle of Wight County, VA

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2022 Population
38,898
1.56% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
44.2
0.45% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
9.76%
10.7% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$91,680
8.28% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$327,600
10.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Isle of Wight County, VA had a population of 38.9k people with a median age of 44.2 and a median household income of $91,680. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Isle of Wight County, VA grew from 38,301 to 38,898, a 1.56% increase and its median household income grew from $84,673 to $91,680, a 8.28% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Isle of Wight County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (69.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (21.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.25%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.38%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.31%).

None of the households in Isle of Wight 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.

98.4% of the residents in Isle of Wight County, VA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Isle of Wight County, VA was $327,600, and the homeownership rate was 78.3%.

Most people in Isle of Wight County, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Isle of Wight County, VA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Isle of Wight County, VA is home to a population of 38.9k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.6% of Isle of Wight County, VA residents were born outside of the country (1.4k people).

In 2022, there were 3.19 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27k people) in Isle of Wight County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.46k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.26k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.4%
2022 Citizenship
98.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.4% of Isle of Wight County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Isle of Wight County, VA was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Isle of Wight County, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    27k ± 100
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    8.46k ± 298
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.26k ± 309
4.03%
Hispanic Population
1.57k people

In 2022, there were 3.19 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27k people) in Isle of Wight County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.46k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.26k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.03% of the people in Isle of Wight County, VA are hispanic (1.57k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

3.6%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.4k people
3.44%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.32k people

As of 2022, 3.6% of Isle of Wight County, VA residents (1.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Isle of Wight County, VA was 3.44%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,830 ± 300
  2. Vietnam
    1,041 ± 158
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    959 ± 241

Isle of Wight County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.76 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Isle of Wight County, VA employs 18.6k people. The largest industries in Isle of Wight County, VA are Manufacturing (2,879 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,374 people), and Educational Services (1,648 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($110,775), Utilities ($103,555), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($79,625).

Occupations

18.6k
2022 Value
± 1,016
−0.931%
1 Year decline
± 7.62%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Isle of Wight County, VA declined at a rate of −0.931%, from 18.8k employees to 18.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Isle of Wight County, VA, are Management Occupations (2,563 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,970 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,201 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Isle of Wight County, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

18.6k
2022 Value
± 1,016
−0.931%
1 Year decline
± 7.62%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Isle of Wight County, VA declined at a rate of −0.931%, from 18.8k employees to 18.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Isle of Wight County, VA, are Manufacturing (2,879 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,374 people), and Educational Services (1,648 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Isle of Wight County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Isle of Wight 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

$66,685
Median earning men ± $4,676
$38,691
Median earning women ± $3,388

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($111,083), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($91,175), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($87,663).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($57,135), Information ($54,583), and Public Administration ($51,313).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.1M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

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. 203
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 159
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 156
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Isle of Wight County, VA went to Donald J. Trump with 58.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (40.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.4%).

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.

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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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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.884% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.904% 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 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.71M), Bachelors Degree (1.47M), and Some college (1.4M).

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Isle of Wight County, VA was $327,600 in 2022, which is 1.16 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $295,500 to $327,600, a 10.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Isle of Wight County, VA is 78.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Isle of Wight County, VA have an average commute time of 29.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Isle of Wight County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Isle of Wight County, VA is $91,680. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Isle of Wight County, VA was Census Tract 2801.06 with a value of $121,892, followed by Census Tract 2801.04 and Census Tract 2802, with respective values of $115,900 and $97,614.

Property

$327,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,363
$11,901
Median Property Taxes
±$681

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 Isle of Wight County, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

78.3%
Homeownership
2022
63.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 78.3% of the housing units in Isle of Wight County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2801.06
  2. Census Tract 2801.04
  3. Census Tract 2802

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Isle of Wight County, VA was Census Tract 2801.06 with a value of $121,892, followed by Census Tract 2801.04 and Census Tract 2802, with respective values of $115,900 and $97,614.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Isle of Wight 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.
$91,680
Median Household Income
± $3,754
15.2k
Number of Households
± 849

In 2022, the median household income of the 15.2k households in Isle of Wight County, VA grew to $91,680 from the previous year's value of $84,673.

The following chart displays the households in Isle of Wight 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 Isle of Wight County, VA is from Virginia.
0.475
2022 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.164% decline from 2021 to 2022, 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.07%)
  3. Carpooled (7.13%)

In 2022, 82.7% of workers in Isle of Wight County, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.07%) and those who carpooled to work (7.13%).

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Commute Time

29.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Isle of Wight County, VA have a longer commute time (29.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.7% of the workforce in Isle of Wight 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 Isle of Wight County, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Isle of Wight County, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.76% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Isle of Wight County, VA (3.77k out of 38.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Isle of Wight County, VA is Black, followed by White 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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Health

93.9% of the population of Isle of Wight County, VA has health coverage, with 46.9% on employee plans, 9.9% on Medicaid, 14.4% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 9.25% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Isle of Wight County, VA see 2651 patients per year on average, which represents a 14.8% increase from the previous year (2310 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3772 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2515 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,651 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Isle of Wight County, VA

Primary care physicians in Isle of Wight County, VA see an average of 2,651 patients per year. This represents a 14.8% increase from the previous year (2,310 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.8% under 18 years, 16.2% between 18 and 34 years, 41.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.12%
Uninsured
46.9%
Employer Coverage
9.9%
Medicaid
14.4%
Medicare
13.5%
Non-Group
9.25%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Isle of Wight County, VA declined by 2.12% from 6.26% to 6.12%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Isle of Wight 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 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Isle of Wight County, VA.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, 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 34% in Isle of Wight County, VA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.24% in Isle of Wight County, VA.

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