Mecklenburg County, VA

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Population
30,847
0.362% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
Median Age
48.4

Poverty Rate
18.9%

Median Household Income
$42,025
2.19% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$133,200
6.3% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
12,329
3.22% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Mecklenburg County, VA had a population of 30.8k people with a median age of 48.4 and a median household income of $42,025. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Mecklenburg County, VA declined from 30,959 to 30,847, a -0.362% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,126 to $42,025, a 2.19% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Mecklenburg County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (60.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (35.6%), White (Hispanic) (1.99%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.02%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.639%). NaNk% of the people in Mecklenburg County, VA speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Mecklenburg County, VA is $133,200, and the homeownership rate is 69.9%. Most people in Mecklenburg County, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Mecklenburg County, VA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Mecklenburg County, VA went to Donald J. Trump with 55.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (42.1%), followed by Other (2.49%). The most partisan county was Petersburg city, VA with 87.2% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Mecklenburg County, VA
55.5% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Virginia
  1. 87.2% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 82% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 81.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Virginia was Petersburg city, VA with 87.2% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Virginia colored by their party leaning.

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Virginia over time, colored by their political party.

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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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Diversity

Mecklenburg County, VA is home to a population of 30.8k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2018, 1.66% of Mecklenburg County, VA residents were born outside of the country (513 people).

In 2018, there were 1.69 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.5k people) in Mecklenburg County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 615 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Mecklenburg County, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    18.5k ± 23
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    11k ± 151
  3. White (Hispanic)
    615 ± 157
2.88%
Hispanic Population
888 people

In 2018, there were 1.69 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.5k people) in Mecklenburg County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 615 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.88% of the people in Mecklenburg County, VA are hispanic (888 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.66%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
513 people
1.17%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
363 people

As of 2018, 1.66% of Mecklenburg County, VA residents (513 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Mecklenburg County, VA was 1.17%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

48
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
53
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 21.2

In 2018, the median age of all people in Mecklenburg County, VA was 48.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in Mecklenburg County, VA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Mecklenburg County, VA residents was 48.

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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

99.1%
2018 Citizenship
99.4%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.1% of Mecklenburg County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Mecklenburg County, VA was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,052 ± 156
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    318 ± 115
  3. Korea
    206 ± 82

Mecklenburg County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Mecklenburg County, VA is $42,025. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Mecklenburg County, VA was Census Tract 9305 with a value of $62,813, followed by Census Tract 9306 and Census Tract 9303, with respective values of $48,224 and $47,031.

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,180. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Mecklenburg County, VA employs 12.3k people. The largest industries in Mecklenburg County, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,834 people), Retail Trade (1,576 people), and Manufacturing (1,134 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($80,167), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($49,940), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($44,464).

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,025
2018 value
± $2,464
2.19%
1 Year Growth
± 7.66%

Households in Mecklenburg County, VA have a median annual income of $42,025, 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 $41,126 in 2017, which represents a 2.19% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$74,183
Average Male Salary in Virginia
± $1,323
$55,180
Average Female Salary in Virginia
± $1,030

In 2017, full-time male employees in Virginia made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Virginia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Virginia
  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 in Virginia.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Mecklenburg County, VA is from Virginia.
0.478
2017 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.477
2016 Wage GINI in Virginia

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 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 9305
  2. Census Tract 9306
  3. Census Tract 9303

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mecklenburg County, VA was Census Tract 9305 with a value of $62,813, followed by Census Tract 9306 and Census Tract 9303, with respective values of $48,224 and $47,031.

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

18.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mecklenburg County, VA (5.63k out of 29.8k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

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
    2,690 ± 360
  2. Black
    2,680 ± 354
  3. Two Or More
    163 ± 145

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

12.3k
2018 Value
± 748
-3.22%
1 Year decline
± 8.73%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Mecklenburg County, VA declined at a rate of -3.22%, from 12.7k employees to 12.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mecklenburg County, VA, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,250 people), Management Occupations (1,236 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,220 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 Sales & Related Occupations (1,250 people), Management Occupations (1,236 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,220 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 (2.46 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.71 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.62 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Mecklenburg County, VA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($123,322), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($105,066), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($74,375).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12.3k
2018 Value
± 748
-3.22%
1 Year decline
± 8.73%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Mecklenburg County, VA declined at a rate of -3.22%, from 12.7k employees to 12.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mecklenburg County, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,834 people), Retail Trade (1,576 people), and Manufacturing (1,134 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 (1,834 people), Retail Trade (1,576 people), and Manufacturing (1,134 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Mecklenburg County, VA has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.87 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.61 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.49 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Mecklenburg County, VA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($80,167), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($49,940), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($44,464).

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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 in Virginia
$373B
Projected 2045 Value in Virginia
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mecklenburg County, VA was $133,200 in 2018, which is 0.58 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $125,300 to $133,200, a 6.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Mecklenburg County, VA is 69.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Mecklenburg County, VA have an average commute time of 23.6 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.

Housing

Property Value

$133,200
2018 Median
± $11,763
$125,300
2017 Median
± $7,730

In 2018, the median property value in Mecklenburg County, VA grew to to $133,200 from the previous year's value of $125,300.

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 N/A range.

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Household Income

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$42,025
Median Household Income
± $2,464
11.8k
Number of Households
± 652

In 2018, the median household income of the 11.8k households in Mecklenburg County, VA grew to $42,025 from the previous year's value of $41,126.

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 $75k - $100k 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

69.9%
2018 Homeownership
72.2%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 69.9% of the housing units in Mecklenburg County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.2%.

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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Commute Time

23.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mecklenburg County, VA have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 3.29% 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
    81.2%
  2. Carpooled
    8.91%
  3. Worked At Home
    5.04%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Mecklenburg County, VA was Drove Alone (81.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.91%) and those who Worked At Home (5.04%).

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 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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Health

88.3% of the population of Mecklenburg County, VA has health coverage, with 35.9% on employee plans, 16.6% on Medicaid, 20% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 2.33% 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).

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, Halifax County and Mecklenburg 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 in Mecklenburg County, VA

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 its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,556
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Virginia
$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

11.7%
Uninsured
35.9%
Employer Coverage
16.6%
Medicaid
20%
Medicare
13.5%
Non-Group
2.33%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mecklenburg County, VA declined by 2.86% from 12% to 11.7%.

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

Halifax County and Mecklenburg 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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