Pittsylvania County, VA

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Population

61,970

0.676% decline

Median Age

46.4


Median Household Income

$44,356

2.95% growth

Poverty Rate

14.7%


Number of Employees

27,749

0.398% growth

Median Property Value

$113,800

0.524% decline

About

In 2017, Pittsylvania County, VA had a population of 62k people with a median age of 46.4 and a median household income of $44,356. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pittsylvania County, VA declined from 62,392 to 61,970, a -0.676% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,087 to $44,356, a 2.95% increase.

The population of Pittsylvania County, VA is 74.2% White Alone, 21.1% Black or African American Alone, and 2.49% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Pittsylvania County, VA speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Pittsylvania County, VA is $113,800, and the homeownership rate is 75.2%. Most people in Pittsylvania County, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Pittsylvania County, VA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Pittsylvania County, VA employs 27.7k people. The largest industries in Pittsylvania County, VA are Manufacturing (5,246 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,813 people), and Retail Trade (3,717 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($54,801), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,922), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,250).

Median household income in Pittsylvania County, VA is $44,356. Males in Pittsylvania 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 Pittsylvania County, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,356

2017 value

± $1,580

2.95%

1 Year Growth

± 4.74%

Households in Pittsylvania County, VA have a median annual income of $44,356, 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 $43,087 in 2016, which represents a 2.95% 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 Pittsylvania 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 107

  2. Census Tract 109

  3. Census Tract 110.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pittsylvania County, VA was Census Tract 107 with a value of $52,500, followed by Census Tract 109 and Census Tract 110.02, with respective values of $51,716 and $50,448.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pittsylvania County, VA (8.95k out of 60.9k 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 55 - 64 and then Females 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. White

    6,181 ± 531

  2. Black

    2,201 ± 285

  3. Hispanic

    404 ± 173

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

Employment by Occupations

27.7k

2017 Value

± 1,062

0.398%

1 Year growth

± 5.32%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pittsylvania County, VA grew at a rate of 0.398%, from 27.6k employees to 27.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pittsylvania County, VA, are Production Occupations (3,654 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,527 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,612 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pittsylvania County, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pittsylvania County, VA, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (3,654 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,527 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,612 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pittsylvania County, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.27 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.81 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.51 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pittsylvania County, VA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($55,893), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($55,068), and Management Occupations ($51,813).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

27.7k

2017 Value

± 1,062

0.398%

1 Year growth

± 5.32%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pittsylvania County, VA grew at a rate of 0.398%, from 27.6k employees to 27.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pittsylvania County, VA, are Manufacturing (5,246 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,813 people), and Retail Trade (3,717 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pittsylvania County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Pittsylvania 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 Pittsylvania County, VA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (5,246 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,813 people), and Retail Trade (3,717 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pittsylvania County, VA has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.87 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.67 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.65 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pittsylvania County, VA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($54,801), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,922), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,250).

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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

90.2% of the population of Pittsylvania County, VA has health coverage, with 43.1% on employee plans, 14.5% on Medicaid, 16.7% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 1.95% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Pittsylvania County, VA see 15548 patients per year on average, which represents a 25.2% decrease from the previous year (20794 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 7711 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 12337 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

15,548 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pittsylvania County, VA see an average of 15,548 patients per year. This represents a 25.2% decrease from the previous year (20,794 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pittsylvania 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%).

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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

9.85%

Uninsured

43.1%

Employer Coverage

14.5%

Medicaid

16.7%

Medicare

13.9%

Non-Group

1.95%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pittsylvania County, VA declined by 7.48% from 10.6% to 9.85%.

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

Pittsylvania County, VA is home to a population of 62k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.12% of Pittsylvania County, VA residents were born outside of the country (1.31k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Pittsylvania County, VA is composed of 46k White Alone residents (74.2%), 13k Black or African American Alone residents (21.1%), 1.54k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.49%), 1.12k Two or More Races residents (1.8%), 236 Asian Alone residents (0.381%), 33 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0533%), 11 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0178%), and 4 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.00645%).

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pittsylvania County, VA was 46.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Pittsylvania County, VA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Pittsylvania County, VA residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.12%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.31k people

2.19%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.36k people

As of 2017, 2.12% of Pittsylvania County, VA residents (1.31k 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 Pittsylvania County, VA was 2.19%, 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

98.7%

2017 Citizenship

98.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.7% of Pittsylvania County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pittsylvania County, VA was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    46k ± 15

  2. Black or African American Alone

    13k ± 230

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.54k ± 271

In 2017, there were 3.52 times more White Alone residents (46k people) in Pittsylvania County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13k Black or African American Alone and 1.54k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,022 ± 218

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    646 ± 208

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    579 ± 146

Pittsylvania County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pittsylvania County, VA was $113,800 in 2017, which is 0.495 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $114,400 to $113,800, a 0.524% decrease. The homeownership rate in Pittsylvania County, VA is 75.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pittsylvania County, VA have an average commute time of 24.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pittsylvania County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$113,800

2017 Median

± $3,544

$114,400

2016 Median

± $3,029

In 2017, the median property value in Pittsylvania County, VA declined from to $113,800 from the previous year's value of $114,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Pittsylvania 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 Pittsylvania County, 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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$44,356

Median Household Income

± $1,580

26.7k

Number of Households

± 1,016

In 2017, the median household income of the 26.7k households in Pittsylvania County, VA grew to $44,356 from the previous year's value of $43,087.

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

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Rent vs Own

75.2%

2017 Homeownership

76.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.2% of the housing units in Pittsylvania County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.3%.

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

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Commute Time

24.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pittsylvania County, VA have a shorter commute time (24.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.26% of the workforce in Pittsylvania County, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.6%

  2. Carpooled

    8.98%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.66%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Pittsylvania County, VA was Drove Alone (84.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.98%) and those who Worked At Home (3.66%).

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

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