Lunenburg County, VA

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Population

12,369

0.651% decline

Median Age

45.4


Median Household Income

$39,537

0.937% decline

Poverty Rate

18.6%


Number of Employees

4,694

3.92% growth

Median Property Value

$108,400

0.733% decline

About

In 2017, Lunenburg County, VA had a population of 12.4k people with a median age of 45.4 and a median household income of $39,537. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lunenburg County, VA declined from 12,450 to 12,369, a -0.651% decrease and its median household income declined from $39,911 to $39,537, a -0.937% decrease.

The population of Lunenburg County, VA is 59.9% White Alone, 30.8% Black or African American Alone, and 4.28% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Lunenburg County, VA speak a non-English language, and 97.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Lunenburg County, VA is $108,400, and the homeownership rate is 72%. Most people in Lunenburg County, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Lunenburg County, VA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Lunenburg County, VA employs 4.69k people. The largest industries in Lunenburg County, VA are Manufacturing (733 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (670 people), and Retail Trade (531 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($103,036), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($51,875), and Public Administration ($39,500).

Median household income in Lunenburg County, VA is $39,537. Males in Lunenburg 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 Lunenburg County, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,537

2017 value

± $3,382

-0.937%

1 Year Growth

± 11.7%

Households in Lunenburg County, VA have a median annual income of $39,537, 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 $39,911 in 2016, which represents a -0.937% 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.

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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 Lunenburg 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 9302

  2. Census Tract 9301

  3. Census Tract 9303

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lunenburg County, VA was Census Tract 9302 with a value of $44,236, followed by Census Tract 9301 and Census Tract 9303, with respective values of $36,618 and $34,797.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lunenburg County, VA (2.12k out of 11.4k 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 Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    1,055 ± 209

  2. White

    938 ± 165

  3. Hispanic

    135 ± 110

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lunenburg 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

4.69k

2017 Value

± 394

3.92%

1 Year growth

± 11.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lunenburg County, VA grew at a rate of 3.92%, from 4.52k employees to 4.69k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lunenburg County, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (604 people), Production Occupations (418 people), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (334 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lunenburg County, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lunenburg County, VA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (604 people), Production Occupations (418 people), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (334 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lunenburg County, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.83 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.35 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.3 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lunenburg County, VA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($132,989), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($103,750), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($56,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.69k

2017 Value

± 394

3.92%

1 Year growth

± 11.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lunenburg County, VA grew at a rate of 3.92%, from 4.52k employees to 4.69k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lunenburg County, VA, are Manufacturing (733 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (670 people), and Retail Trade (531 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lunenburg County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Lunenburg 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 Lunenburg County, VA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (733 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (670 people), and Retail Trade (531 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lunenburg County, VA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.63 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.9 times), and Manufacturing (1.54 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lunenburg County, VA, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($103,036), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($51,875), and Public Administration ($39,500).

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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 ($26B) and Electronics ($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

85.7% of the population of Lunenburg County, VA has health coverage, with 35.5% on employee plans, 19.3% on Medicaid, 16.4% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 2% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Lunenburg County, VA see 3075 patients per year on average, which represents a 26% decrease from the previous year (4155 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3068 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2046 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

3,075 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lunenburg County, VA see an average of 3,075 patients per year. This represents a 26% decrease from the previous year (4,155 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

14.3%

Uninsured

35.5%

Employer Coverage

19.3%

Medicaid

16.4%

Medicare

12.5%

Non-Group

2%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lunenburg County, VA declined by 11.2% from 16.2% to 14.3%.

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

Lunenburg County, VA is home to a population of 12.4k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.09% of Lunenburg County, VA residents were born outside of the country (630 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Lunenburg County, VA is composed of 7.42k White Alone residents (59.9%), 3.81k Black or African American Alone residents (30.8%), 529 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.28%), 401 Asian Alone residents (3.24%), 201 Two or More Races residents (1.63%), 17 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.137%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lunenburg County, VA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

32

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lunenburg County, VA was 45.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 32. But people in Lunenburg County, VA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Lunenburg County, VA residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.09%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

630 people

4.12%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

513 people

As of 2017, 5.09% of Lunenburg County, VA residents (630 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 Lunenburg County, VA was 4.12%, 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

97.4%

2017 Citizenship

97.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.4% of Lunenburg County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lunenburg County, VA was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    7.42k ± 19

  2. Black or African American Alone

    3.81k ± 290

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    529 ± 274

In 2017, there were 1.95 times more White Alone residents (7.42k people) in Lunenburg County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.81k Black or African American Alone and 529 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Lunenburg County, VA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Lunenburg County, VA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Lunenburg County, VA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    387 ± 86

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    144 ± 65

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    82 ± 61

Lunenburg County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.69 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lunenburg County, VA was $108,400 in 2017, which is 0.498 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $109,200 to $108,400, a 0.733% decrease. The homeownership rate in Lunenburg County, VA is 72%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lunenburg County, VA have an average commute time of 27.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lunenburg 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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$39,537

Median Household Income

± $3,382

4.48k

Number of Households

± 357

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.48k households in Lunenburg County, VA declined from $39,537 from the previous year's value of $39,911.

The following chart displays the households in Lunenburg 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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Housing

Property Value

$108,400

2017 Median

± $8,806

$109,200

2016 Median

± $7,528

In 2017, the median property value in Lunenburg County, VA declined from to $108,400 from the previous year's value of $109,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lunenburg 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 Lunenburg 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 Lunenburg County, VA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lunenburg County, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

72%

2017 Homeownership

71.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72% of the housing units in Lunenburg County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.1%.

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

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Commute Time

27.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lunenburg County, VA have a longer commute time (27.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.39% of the workforce in Lunenburg County, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.9%

  2. Carpooled

    10.2%

  3. Other

    4.83%

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

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