Northumberland County, VA

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2022 Population
12,007
0.351% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
59
1.34% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
14.8%
4.7% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$64,655
5.49% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$303,700
7.47% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Northumberland County, VA had a population of 12k people with a median age of 59 and a median household income of $64,655. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Northumberland County, VA grew from 11,965 to 12,007, a 0.351% increase and its median household income grew from $61,291 to $64,655, a 5.49% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Northumberland County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (68.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (20.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.73%), White (Hispanic) (2.24%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.83%).

None of the households in Northumberland County, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.6% of the residents in Northumberland County, VA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Northumberland County, VA was $303,700, and the homeownership rate was 88.8%.

Most people in Northumberland County, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 38.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Northumberland County, VA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Northumberland County, VA is home to a population of 12k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.97% of Northumberland County, VA residents were born outside of the country (237 people).

In 2022, there were 3.26 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.18k people) in Northumberland County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.51k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 688 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2022 Citizenship
99.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.6% of Northumberland County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Northumberland County, VA was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Northumberland County, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    8.18k ± 149
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.51k ± 331
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    688 ± 322
4.07%
Hispanic Population
489 people

In 2022, there were 3.26 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.18k people) in Northumberland County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.51k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 688 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.07% of the people in Northumberland County, VA are hispanic (489 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.97%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
237 people
1.51%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
181 people

As of 2022, 1.97% of Northumberland County, VA residents (237 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Northumberland County, VA was 1.51%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    515 ± 145
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    175 ± 90
  3. Korea
    137 ± 68

Northumberland County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.94 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Northumberland County, VA employs 4.35k people. The largest industries in Northumberland County, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (503 people), Educational Services (477 people), and Construction (390 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($105,327), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($80,150), and Manufacturing ($74,107).

Occupations

4.35k
2022 Value
± 527
5.89%
1 Year growth
± 16.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Northumberland County, VA grew at a rate of 5.89%, from 4.11k employees to 4.35k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Northumberland County, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (526 people), Management Occupations (479 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (422 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Northumberland County, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.35k
2022 Value
± 527
5.89%
1 Year growth
± 16.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Northumberland County, VA grew at a rate of 5.89%, from 4.11k employees to 4.35k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Northumberland County, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (503 people), Educational Services (477 people), and Construction (390 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Northumberland County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Northumberland County, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$51,760
Median earning men ± $12,090
$37,363
Median earning women ± $6,773

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($167,574), Manufacturing ($122,773), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($87,500).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($73,688), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,771), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($47,045).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.1M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Virginia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 76
    Manufacturing
  2. 70
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 65
    Construction

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Northumberland County, VA went to Donald J. Trump with 57.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.717%).

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.884% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.904% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.71M), Bachelors Degree (1.47M), and Some college (1.4M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Northumberland County, VA was $303,700 in 2022, which is 1.08 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $282,600 to $303,700, a 7.47% increase. The homeownership rate in Northumberland County, VA is 88.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Northumberland County, VA have an average commute time of 38.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Northumberland County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$303,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$30,174
$4,597
Median Property Taxes
±$458

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Northumberland County, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

88.8%
Homeownership
2022
64.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 88.8% of the housing units in Northumberland County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 89%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 202
  2. Census Tract 201

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

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Household Income

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$64,655
Median Household Income
± $9,266
5.17k
Number of Households
± 511

In 2022, the median household income of the 5.17k households in Northumberland County, VA grew to $64,655 from the previous year's value of $61,291.

The following chart displays the households in Northumberland 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Northumberland County, VA is from Virginia.
0.475
2022 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.164% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (72.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.2%)
  3. Carpooled (13%)

In 2022, 72.3% of workers in Northumberland County, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.2%) and those who carpooled to work (13%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

38.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Northumberland County, VA have a longer commute time (38.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 14.4% of the workforce in Northumberland County, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

14.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Northumberland County, VA (1.77k out of 11.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 75+ and then Males 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Northumberland County, 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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Health

92.4% of the population of Northumberland County, VA has health coverage, with 35.6% on employee plans, 12.7% on Medicaid, 22.4% on Medicare, 20.2% on non-group plans, and 1.41% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Northumberland County, VA see 1344 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.6% increase from the previous year (1215 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 862 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 6034 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,344 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Northumberland County, VA

Primary care physicians in Northumberland County, VA see an average of 1,344 patients per year. This represents a 10.6% increase from the previous year (1,215 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 15.7% under 18 years, 13.4% between 18 and 34 years, 34.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 36.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.62%
Uninsured
35.6%
Employer Coverage
12.7%
Medicaid
22.4%
Medicare
20.2%
Non-Group
1.41%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Northumberland County, VA declined by 7.24% from 8.22% to 7.62%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 32.9% in Northumberland County, VA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.1% in Northumberland County, VA.

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