Martinsville, VA

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Population

65,212

0.833% decline

Median Age

45.8


Median Household Income

$36,338

5.2% growth

Poverty Rate

20.1%


Number of Employees

26,018

0.123% growth

Median Property Value

$93,600

0.742% decline

About

In 2017, Martinsville, VA had a population of 65.2k people with a median age of 45.8 and a median household income of $36,338. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Martinsville, VA declined from 65,760 to 65,212, a -0.833% decrease and its median household income grew from $34,542 to $36,338, a 5.2% increase.

The population of Martinsville, VA is 65.2% White Alone, 26.8% Black or African American Alone, and 5.18% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Martinsville, VA speak a non-English language, and 97.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Martinsville, VA are Patrick Henry Community College (649 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Martinsville, VA is $93,600, and the homeownership rate is 69.5%. Most people in Martinsville, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Martinsville, VA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Martinsville, VA employs 26k people. The largest industries in Martinsville, VA are Manufacturing (4,961 people), Retail Trade (3,581 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,443 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($46,734), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($42,688), and Wholesale Trade ($40,203).

Median household income in Martinsville, VA is $36,338. Males in Martinsville, 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 Martinsville, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,338

2017 value

± $1,785

5.2%

1 Year Growth

± 7.19%

Households in Martinsville, VA have a median annual income of $36,338, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $34,542 in 2016, which represents a 5.2% 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 Martinsville, 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)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Martinsville, VA was Loudoun County, VA with a value of $139,915, followed by Arlington County, VA and Fairfax County, VA, with respective values of $122,394 and $122,227.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Martinsville, VA (12.9k out of 64.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 45 - 54.

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. White

    7,106 ± 534

  2. Black

    4,200 ± 500

  3. Hispanic

    1,364 ± 297

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

26k

2017 Value

± 1,056

0.123%

1 Year growth

± 5.64%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Martinsville, VA grew at a rate of 0.123%, from 26k employees to 26k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Martinsville, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,041 people), Production Occupations (3,415 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,543 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Martinsville, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Martinsville, VA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,041 people), Production Occupations (3,415 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,543 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Martinsville, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.26 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.4 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.4 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Martinsville, VA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($87,837), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($55,129), and Legal Occupations ($55,000).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

26k

2017 Value

± 1,056

0.123%

1 Year growth

± 5.64%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Martinsville, VA grew at a rate of 0.123%, from 26k employees to 26k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Martinsville, VA, are Manufacturing (4,961 people), Retail Trade (3,581 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,443 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Martinsville, VA, though some of these residents may live in Martinsville, 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 Martinsville, VA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (4,961 people), Retail Trade (3,581 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,443 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Martinsville, VA has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.88 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.25 times), and Retail Trade (1.21 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Martinsville, VA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($46,734), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($42,688), and Wholesale Trade ($40,203).

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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. $29.9B

  2. $27.8B

  3. $26B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $29.9B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($27.8B) and Electronics ($26B).

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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$277B

2020 Value

$373B

Projected 2045 Value

34.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Virginia trade was $277B. This is expected to increase 34.7% 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. $25.5B

  2. $14B

  3. $12.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $25.5B, followed by North Carolina with $14B and Pennsylvania and $12.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

87.8% of the population of Martinsville, VA has health coverage, with 35.2% on employee plans, 18.4% on Medicaid, 18% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 2.22% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Martinsville, VA see 1316 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0759% decrease from the previous year (1317 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1494 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 684 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

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1,316 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Virginia see an average of 1,316 patients per year. This represents a 0.0759% decrease from the previous year (1,317 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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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

12.2%

Uninsured

35.2%

Employer Coverage

18.4%

Medicaid

18%

Medicare

14%

Non-Group

2.22%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Martinsville, VA declined by 8.72% from 13.4% to 12.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Martinsville, 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

Martinsville, VA is home to a population of 65.2k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.2% of Martinsville, VA residents were born outside of the country (2.09k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Martinsville, VA is composed of 42.5k White Alone residents (65.2%), 17.5k Black or African American Alone residents (26.8%), 3.38k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.18%), 1.13k Two or More Races residents (1.74%), 370 Asian Alone residents (0.567%), 203 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.311%), 98 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.15%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Martinsville, VA was 45.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Martinsville, VA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Martinsville, VA residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.09k people

2.87%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.89k people

As of 2017, 3.2% of Martinsville, VA residents (2.09k 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 Martinsville, VA was 2.87%, 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

97.8%

2017 Citizenship

98.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.8% of Martinsville, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Martinsville, VA was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    42.5k ± 231

  2. Black or African American Alone

    17.5k ± 268

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3.38k ± 538

In 2017, there were 2.43 times more White Alone residents (42.5k people) in Martinsville, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.5k Black or African American Alone and 3.38k 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 Martinsville, VA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,715 ± 260

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    637 ± 202

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    496 ± 168

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

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Education

In 2017, universities in Martinsville, VA awarded 649 degrees. The student population of Martinsville, VA is skewed towards women, with 954 male students and 1,309 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Martinsville, VA are White (460 and 71%), followed by Black or African American (131 and 20.2%), Hispanic or Latino (34 and 5.25%), and Two or More Races (20 and 3.09%).

The largest universities in Martinsville, VA by number of degrees awarded are Patrick Henry Community College (649 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Martinsville, VA are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (149 and 23%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (147 and 22.7%), and Registered Nursing (43 and 6.63%).

The median tuition costs in Martinsville, 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.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 147 degrees awarded

  2. 43 degrees awarded

  3. 15 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Martinsville, VA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 147 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Martinsville, VA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

649 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Martinsville, VA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Patrick Henry Community College with 649 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

285

Degrees Awarded to Men

364

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 285 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Martinsville, VA, which is 0.783 times less than the 364 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    460 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    131 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    34 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Martinsville, VA were to White students. These 460 degrees mean that there were 3.51 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 131 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Martinsville, VA was $93,600 in 2017, which is 0.407 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $94,300 to $93,600, a 0.742% decrease. The homeownership rate in Martinsville, VA is 69.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Martinsville, VA have an average commute time of 22.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Martinsville, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$93,600

2017 Median

± $3,168

$94,300

2016 Median

± $3,160

In 2017, the median property value in Martinsville, VA declined from to $93,600 from the previous year's value of $94,300.

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

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Household Income

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$36,338

Median Household Income

± $1,785

27.9k

Number of Households

± 1,065

In 2017, the median household income of the 27.9k households in Martinsville, VA grew to $36,338 from the previous year's value of $34,542.

The following chart displays the households in Martinsville, 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 - $15k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

69.5%

2017 Homeownership

69.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.5% of the housing units in Martinsville, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Martinsville, VA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Martinsville, VA have a shorter commute time (22.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.12% of the workforce in Martinsville, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.5%

  2. Carpooled

    9.48%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.45%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Martinsville, VA was Drove Alone (85.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.48%) and those who Worked At Home (2.45%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Martinsville, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Martinsville, VA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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