Northampton County, VA

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Population

11,998

0.99% decline

Median Age

48.4


Median Household Income

$41,468

12% growth

Poverty Rate

20.3%


Number of Employees

4,892

3.18% growth

Median Property Value

$165,800

0.729% growth

About

In 2017, Northampton County, VA had a population of 12k people with a median age of 48.4 and a median household income of $41,468. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Northampton County, VA declined from 12,118 to 11,998, a -0.99% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,011 to $41,468, a 12% increase.

The population of Northampton County, VA is 54.1% White Alone, 34.9% Black or African American Alone, and 8.4% Hispanic or Latino. 8.3% of the people in Northampton County, VA speak a non-English language, and 96.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Northampton County, VA is $165,800, and the homeownership rate is 64.6%. Most people in Northampton County, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19 minutes. The average car ownership in Northampton County, VA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Northampton County, VA employs 4.89k people. The largest industries in Northampton County, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (822 people), Retail Trade (705 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (473 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($63,750), Information ($55,341), and Public Administration ($45,000).

Median household income in Northampton County, VA is $41,468. Males in Northampton 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 Northampton County, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,468

2017 value

± $4,548

12%

1 Year Growth

± 12.5%

Households in Northampton County, VA have a median annual income of $41,468, 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 $37,011 in 2016, which represents a 12% 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 Northampton County, VA 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 Northampton County, VA 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 Northampton 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 9302

  3. Census Tract 9301

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Northampton County, VA was Census Tract 9303 with a value of $35,747, followed by Census Tract 9302 and Census Tract 9301, with respective values of $34,537 and $33,910.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Northampton County, VA (2.37k out of 11.7k 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 < 5, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

    1,523 ± 250

  2. White

    791 ± 168

  3. Hispanic

    259 ± 142

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

4.89k

2017 Value

± 407

3.18%

1 Year growth

± 11.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Northampton County, VA grew at a rate of 3.18%, from 4.74k employees to 4.89k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Northampton County, VA, are Sales & Related Occupations (694 people), Management Occupations (556 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (533 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Northampton County, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Northampton County, VA, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (694 people), Management Occupations (556 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (533 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Northampton County, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.02 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.56 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.61 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Northampton County, VA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($121,071), Legal Occupations ($108,750), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($75,521).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.89k

2017 Value

± 407

3.18%

1 Year growth

± 11.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Northampton County, VA grew at a rate of 3.18%, from 4.74k employees to 4.89k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Northampton County, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (822 people), Retail Trade (705 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (473 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Northampton County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Northampton 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 Northampton County, VA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (822 people), Retail Trade (705 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (473 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Northampton County, VA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.56 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.8 times), and Public Administration (1.39 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Northampton County, VA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($63,750), Information ($55,341), and Public Administration ($45,000).

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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 with $26B and Electronics and $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

86% of the population of Northampton County, VA has health coverage, with 32.4% on employee plans, 18.4% on Medicaid, 20.3% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 2.58% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Northampton County, VA see 760 patients per year on average, which represents a 12.2% decrease from the previous year (866 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 809 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1214 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

760 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Northampton County, VA see an average of 760 patients per year. This represents a 12.2% decrease from the previous year (866 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%

Uninsured

32.4%

Employer Coverage

18.4%

Medicaid

20.3%

Medicare

12.3%

Non-Group

2.58%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Northampton County, VA declined by 15.7% from 16.6% to 14%.

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

Northampton County, VA is home to a population of 12k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.59% of Northampton County, VA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Northampton County, VA is composed of 6.49k White Alone residents (54.1%), 4.18k Black or African American Alone residents (34.9%), 1.01k Hispanic or Latino residents (8.4%), 189 Two or More Races residents (1.58%), 104 Asian Alone residents (0.867%), 19 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.158%), 10 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0833%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Northampton County, VA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (770 speakers), Tagalog (49 speakers), and German (34 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

49

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Northampton County, VA was 48.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 49, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Northampton County, VA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Northampton County, VA residents was 48.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.59%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.63%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 5.59% of Northampton County, VA residents 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 Northampton County, VA was 5.63%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Northampton County, VA was El Salvador, the natal country of 103,545 Northampton County, VA residents, followed by India with 82,876 and Mexico with 56,021.

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Citizenship

96.2%

2017 Citizenship

96.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.2% of Northampton County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Northampton County, VA was 96.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    6.49k ± 19

  2. Black or African American Alone

    4.18k ± 105

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.01k ± 93.7

In 2017, there were 1.55 times more White Alone residents (6.49k people) in Northampton County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.18k Black or African American Alone and 1.01k 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 Northampton County, VA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    770 speakers (6.75%)

  2. Tagalog

    49 speakers (0.43%)

  3. German

    34 speakers (0.298%)

8.3% of Northampton County, VA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Northampton County, VA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 6.75% of the overall population of Northampton County, VA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.43% speak Tagalog and 0.298% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    359 ± 87

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    187 ± 78

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    155 ± 65

Northampton County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Northampton County, VA was $165,800 in 2017, which is 0.762 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $164,600 to $165,800, a 0.729% increase. The homeownership rate in Northampton County, VA is 64.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Northampton County, VA have an average commute time of 19 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Northampton 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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$41,468

Median Household Income

± $4,548

5.18k

Number of Households

± 377

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.18k households in Northampton County, VA grew to $41,468 from the previous year's value of $37,011.

The following chart displays the households in Northampton 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$165,800

2017 Median

± $15,514

$164,600

2016 Median

± $14,226

In 2017, the median property value in Northampton County, VA grew to to $165,800 from the previous year's value of $164,600.

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

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Rent vs Own

64.6%

2017 Homeownership

67.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 64.6% of the housing units in Northampton County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.2%.

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

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Commute Time

19 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Northampton County, VA have a shorter commute time (19 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.594% of the workforce in Northampton County, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.3%

  2. Carpooled

    13.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.47%

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

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