Martinsville city, VA

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2020 Population
12,646
1.6% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
41.7
1.96% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
26.4%
10.5% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$36,166
5.22% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$79,000
9.92% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Martinsville city, VA had a population of 12.6k people with a median age of 41.7 and a median household income of $36,166. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Martinsville city, VA declined from 12,852 to 12,646, a −1.6% decrease and its median household income grew from $34,371 to $36,166, a 5.22% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Martinsville city, VA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (45.4%), White (Non-Hispanic) (43.5%), White (Hispanic) (3.61%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.68%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.34%).

None of the households in Martinsville city, 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.

96.6% of the residents in Martinsville city, VA are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Martinsville city, VA was $79,000, and the homeownership rate was 55.8%.

Most people in Martinsville city, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Martinsville city, VA was 2 cars per household.

Martinsville city, VA borders Henry County, VA.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Martinsville city, VA is home to a population of 12.6k people, from which 96.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 4.9% of Martinsville city, VA residents were born outside of the country (620 people).

In 2020, there were 1.04 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.74k people) in Martinsville city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.5k White (Non-Hispanic) and 456 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.6%
2020 Citizenship
97.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.6% of Martinsville city, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Martinsville city, VA was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Martinsville city, VA
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.74k ± 197
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.5k ± 90
  3. White (Hispanic)
    456 ± 225
6.17%
Hispanic Population
780 people

In 2020, there were 1.04 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.74k people) in Martinsville city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.5k White (Non-Hispanic) and 456 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.17% of the people in Martinsville city, VA are hispanic (780 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

4.9%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
620 people
3.75%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
482 people

As of 2020, 4.9% of Martinsville city, VA residents (620 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 Martinsville city, VA was 3.75%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    243 ± 87
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    114 ± 66
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    80 ± 47

Martinsville city, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Martinsville city, VA employs 5.24k people. The largest industries in Martinsville city, VA are Manufacturing (1,154 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (912 people), and Retail Trade (553 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($45,198), Finance & Insurance ($41,215), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,694).

Occupations

5.24k
2020 Value
± 505
1.79%
1 Year growth
± 13.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Martinsville city, VA grew at a rate of 1.79%, from 5.14k employees to 5.24k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Martinsville city, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (950 people), Production Occupations (685 people), and Material Moving Occupations (454 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Martinsville city, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

5.24k
2020 Value
± 505
1.79%
1 Year growth
± 13.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Martinsville city, VA grew at a rate of 1.79%, from 5.14k employees to 5.24k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Martinsville city, VA, are Manufacturing (1,154 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (912 people), and Retail Trade (553 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Martinsville city, VA, though some of these residents may live in Martinsville city, 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

$31,143
Median earning men ± $1,611
$24,621
Median earning women ± $4,561

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($67,109), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($49,875), and Wholesale Trade ($45,615).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,035), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($31,193), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($30,893).

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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. 331
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 143
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 125
    Retail Trade

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

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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 Martinsville County, VA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 62.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (35.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.21%).

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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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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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Race

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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The median property value in Martinsville city, VA was $79,000 in 2020, which is 0.344 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $87,700 to $79,000, a 9.92% decrease. The homeownership rate in Martinsville city, VA is 55.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Martinsville city, VA have an average commute time of 17.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Martinsville city, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Martinsville city, VA is $36,166. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Martinsville city, VA was Census Tract 5 with a value of $60,380, followed by Census Tract 3 and Census Tract 4, with respective values of $42,396 and $31,450.

Property

$79,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$10,301
$3,121
Median Property Taxes
±$361

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 Martinsville city, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

55.8%
Homeownership
2020
69%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 55.8% of the housing units in Martinsville city, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 55.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5
  2. Census Tract 3
  3. Census Tract 4

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Martinsville city, VA was Census Tract 5 with a value of $60,380, followed by Census Tract 3 and Census Tract 4, with respective values of $42,396 and $31,450.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Martinsville city, 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.
$36,166
Median Household Income
± $4,646
5.6k
Number of Households
± 521

In 2020, the median household income of the 5.6k households in Martinsville city, VA grew to $36,166 from the previous year's value of $34,371.

The following chart displays the households in Martinsville city, 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Martinsville city, 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Virginia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (76.3%)
  2. Carpooled (12.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.68%)

In 2020, 76.3% of workers in Martinsville city, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.2%) and those who worked at home (7.68%).

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

17.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Martinsville city, VA have a shorter commute time (17.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.06% of the workforce in Martinsville city, 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 Martinsville city, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Martinsville city, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

26.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Martinsville city, VA (3.22k out of 12.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females < 5 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Martinsville city, 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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89.9% of the population of Martinsville city, VA has health coverage, with 33% on employee plans, 28.2% on Medicaid, 14.8% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 2.62% 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).

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 43.7% were men and 56.3% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Virginia, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Virginia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.9% under 18 years, 17.9% between 18 and 34 years, 38.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 43.7% were men and 56.3% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

10.1%
Uninsured
33%
Employer Coverage
28.2%
Medicaid
14.8%
Medicare
11.2%
Non-Group
2.62%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Martinsville city, VA declined by 9.24% from 11.2% to 10.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Martinsville city, 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 N/A in Martinsville city, 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 24.3% in Martinsville city, VA.

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