Mecklenburg County, VA

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Population

30,959

0.801% decline

Median Age

47.9


Median Household Income

$41,126

2.71% growth

Poverty Rate

16.9%


Number of Employees

12,739

1.53% growth

Median Property Value

$125,300

1.62% growth

About

In 2017, Mecklenburg County, VA had a population of 31k people with a median age of 47.9 and a median household income of $41,126. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Mecklenburg County, VA declined from 31,209 to 30,959, a -0.801% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,040 to $41,126, a 2.71% increase.

The population of Mecklenburg County, VA is 60.2% White Alone, 35.7% Black or African American Alone, and 2.68% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Mecklenburg County, VA speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Mecklenburg County, VA is $125,300, and the homeownership rate is 72.2%. Most people in Mecklenburg County, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Mecklenburg County, VA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Mecklenburg County, VA employs 12.7k people. The largest industries in Mecklenburg County, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,022 people), Retail Trade (1,737 people), and Manufacturing (1,284 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($46,154), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($44,837), and Public Administration ($39,271).

Median household income in Mecklenburg County, VA is $41,126. Males in Mecklenburg 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 Mecklenburg County, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,126

2017 value

± $2,130

2.71%

1 Year Growth

± 6.85%

Households in Mecklenburg County, VA have a median annual income of $41,126, 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 $40,040 in 2016, which represents a 2.71% 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 Mecklenburg 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 9303

  2. Census Tract 9307

  3. Census Tract 9302

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mecklenburg County, VA was Census Tract 9303 with a value of $44,719, followed by Census Tract 9307 and Census Tract 9302, with respective values of $43,503 and $39,089.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mecklenburg County, VA (5.04k out of 29.9k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 65 - 74.

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

    2,453 ± 336

  2. Black

    2,305 ± 336

  3. Two Or More

    173 ± 146

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

12.7k

2017 Value

± 748

1.53%

1 Year growth

± 8.11%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Mecklenburg County, VA grew at a rate of 1.53%, from 12.5k employees to 12.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mecklenburg County, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,486 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,323 people), and Management Occupations (1,219 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mecklenburg County, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Mecklenburg County, VA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,486 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,323 people), and Management Occupations (1,219 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Mecklenburg County, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.64 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.71 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.69 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Mecklenburg County, VA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($102,538), Legal Occupations ($79,583), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($64,583).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12.7k

2017 Value

± 748

1.53%

1 Year growth

± 8.11%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Mecklenburg County, VA grew at a rate of 1.53%, from 12.5k employees to 12.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mecklenburg County, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,022 people), Retail Trade (1,737 people), and Manufacturing (1,284 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mecklenburg County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Mecklenburg 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 Mecklenburg County, VA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,022 people), Retail Trade (1,737 people), and Manufacturing (1,284 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Mecklenburg County, VA has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.43 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.77 times), and Public Administration (1.5 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Mecklenburg County, VA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($46,154), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($44,837), and Public Administration ($39,271).

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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

88% of the population of Mecklenburg County, VA has health coverage, with 37.2% on employee plans, 15.1% on Medicaid, 19% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 2.54% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Mecklenburg County, VA see 1636 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.2% increase from the previous year (1485 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3862 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1471 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

1,636 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Mecklenburg County, VA see an average of 1,636 patients per year. This represents a 10.2% increase from the previous year (1,485 patients).

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

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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%

Uninsured

37.2%

Employer Coverage

15.1%

Medicaid

19%

Medicare

14.1%

Non-Group

2.54%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mecklenburg County, VA declined by 7.33% from 13% to 12%.

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

Mecklenburg County, VA is home to a population of 31k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.17% of Mecklenburg County, VA residents were born outside of the country (363 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Mecklenburg County, VA is composed of 18.6k White Alone residents (60.2%), 11k Black or African American Alone residents (35.7%), 829 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.68%), 342 Two or More Races residents (1.1%), 81 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.262%), 21 Asian Alone residents (0.0678%), 13 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.042%), and 10 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0323%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

48

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Mecklenburg County, VA was 47.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Mecklenburg County, VA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Mecklenburg County, VA residents was 48.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.17%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

363 people

1.61%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

501 people

As of 2017, 1.17% of Mecklenburg County, VA residents (363 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 Mecklenburg County, VA was 1.61%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

99.4%

2017 Citizenship

99.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.4% of Mecklenburg County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Mecklenburg County, VA was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    18.6k ± 22

  2. Black or African American Alone

    11k ± 175

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    829 ± 220

In 2017, there were 1.69 times more White Alone residents (18.6k people) in Mecklenburg County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11k Black or African American Alone and 829 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 Mecklenburg County, VA as a share of the total population.

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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 Mecklenburg 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 Mecklenburg County, VA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Mecklenburg 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

    1,093 ± 178

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    361 ± 114

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    241 ± 96

Mecklenburg County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mecklenburg County, VA was $125,300 in 2017, which is 0.576 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $123,300 to $125,300, a 1.62% increase. The homeownership rate in Mecklenburg County, VA is 72.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Mecklenburg County, VA have an average commute time of 23.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Mecklenburg 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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$41,126

Median Household Income

± $2,130

11.8k

Number of Households

± 622

In 2017, the median household income of the 11.8k households in Mecklenburg County, VA grew to $41,126 from the previous year's value of $40,040.

The following chart displays the households in Mecklenburg 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

$125,300

2017 Median

± $7,730

$123,300

2016 Median

± $5,427

In 2017, the median property value in Mecklenburg County, VA grew to to $125,300 from the previous year's value of $123,300.

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

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Rent vs Own

72.2%

2017 Homeownership

71.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.2% of the housing units in Mecklenburg County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.8%.

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

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Commute Time

23.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mecklenburg County, VA have a shorter commute time (23.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.38% of the workforce in Mecklenburg County, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.1%

  2. Carpooled

    11.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.09%

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

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