Rockbridge County, VA

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2020 Population
22,728
0.7% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
49
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
12.5%
11.9% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$54,133
0.855% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$206,300
3.36% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
10,218
2.94% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Rockbridge County, VA had a population of 22.7k people with a median age of 49 and a median household income of $54,133. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Rockbridge County, VA grew from 22,570 to 22,728, a 0.7% increase and its median household income declined from $54,600 to $54,133, a −0.855% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Rockbridge County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.91%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.59%), White (Hispanic) (1.21%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.09%).

None of the households in Rockbridge 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.

98.7% of the residents in Rockbridge County, VA are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Rockbridge County, VA was $206,300, and the homeownership rate was 75%. Most people in Rockbridge County, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Rockbridge County, VA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Rockbridge County, VA is home to a population of 22.7k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.1% of Rockbridge County, VA residents were born outside of the country (704 people).

In 2020, there were 31.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.9k people) in Rockbridge County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 661 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 362 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Rockbridge County, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    20.9k ± 37
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    661 ± 191
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    362 ± 159
2.01%
Hispanic Population
456 people

In 2020, there were 31.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.9k people) in Rockbridge County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 661 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 362 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.01% of the people in Rockbridge County, VA are hispanic (456 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.1%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
704 people
2.32%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
524 people

As of 2020, 3.1% of Rockbridge County, VA residents (704 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Rockbridge County, VA was 2.32%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

49
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
49
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 19.6

In 2020, the median age of all people in Rockbridge County, VA was 49. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 49, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Rockbridge County, VA are getting staying the same age. In 2019, the average age of all Rockbridge County, VA residents was 49.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    109,267 ± 8,063 people
  2. India
    94,596 ± 7,509 people
  3. Mexico
    56,409 ± 5,812 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 109,267 Virginia residents, followed by India with 94,596 and Mexico with 56,409.

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Citizenship

98.7%
2020 Citizenship
99.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.7% of Rockbridge County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Rockbridge County, VA was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    681 ± 166
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    223 ± 108
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    159 ± 96

Rockbridge County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Virginia, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Virginia (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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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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Economy

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $60,365. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Rockbridge County, VA employs 10.2k people. The largest industries in Rockbridge County, VA are Educational Services (1,737 people), Manufacturing (1,480 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,247 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,781), Educational Services ($47,798), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,045).

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,133
2020 value
± $4,062
−0.855%
1 Year Growth
± 10.3%

Households in Rockbridge County, VA have a median annual income of $54,133, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $54,600 in 2019, which represents a −0.855% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$80,381
Average Male Salary in Virginia
± $1,440
$60,365
Average Female Salary in Virginia
± $1,133

In 2020, full-time male employees in Virginia made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-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
    $76,850 ± $3,561
  2. White
    $66,712 ± $1,098
  3. Two or More Races
    $54,027 ± $3,581

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.15 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 Rockbridge County, VA is from Virginia.
0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.479
2019 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2020, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.181% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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.

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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9304
  2. Census Tract 9302

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Males 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rockbridge County, VA (2.81k out of 22.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

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
    2,719 ± 439
  2. Hispanic
    194 ± 173
  3. Black
    43 ± 112

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

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

10.2k
2020 Value
± 858
2.94%
1 Year growth
± 11.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Rockbridge County, VA grew at a rate of 2.94%, from 9.93k employees to 10.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rockbridge County, VA, are Management Occupations (1,079 people), Sales & Related Occupations (950 people), and Production Occupations (794 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rockbridge County, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Rockbridge County, VA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,079 people), Sales & Related Occupations (950 people), and Production Occupations (794 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Rockbridge County, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.9 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.91 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.85 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Rockbridge County, VA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($106,161), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($71,723), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($70,203).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.2k
2020 Value
± 858
2.94%
1 Year growth
± 11.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Rockbridge County, VA grew at a rate of 2.94%, from 9.93k employees to 10.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rockbridge County, VA, are Educational Services (1,737 people), Manufacturing (1,480 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,247 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Rockbridge County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Rockbridge 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 Rockbridge County, VA, by number of employees, are Educational Services (1,737 people), Manufacturing (1,480 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,247 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Rockbridge County, VA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.06 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.83 times), and Manufacturing (1.45 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Rockbridge County, VA, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,781), Educational Services ($47,798), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,045).

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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. $37.3B
  2. $28.7B
  3. $25.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $37.3B, followed by Electronics ($28.7B) and Machinery ($25.6B).

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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$325B
2020 Value in Virginia
$612B
Projected 2050 Value in Virginia
88.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Virginia trade was $325B. This is expected to increase 88.1% to $612B by 2050.

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. $25B
  2. $18.9B
  3. $13.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $25B, followed by Maryland with $18.9B and Pennsylvania and $13.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Rockbridge County, VA went to Donald J. Trump with 65.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (33%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.33%). The most partisan county was Petersburg County, VA with 87.7% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. 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 Rockbridge County, VA
65.3% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Virginia
  1. 87.7% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  2. 87.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 85.5% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Virginia was Petersburg County, VA with 87.7% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. 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, excluding special elections, 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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Rockbridge County, VA was $206,300 in 2020, which is 0.898 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $199,600 to $206,300, a 3.36% increase. The homeownership rate in Rockbridge County, VA is 75%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Rockbridge County, VA have an average commute time of 25.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Rockbridge County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$206,300
2020 Median
± $22,153
$199,600
2019 Median
± $16,017

In 2020, the median property value in Rockbridge County, VA grew to to $206,300 from the previous year's value of $199,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Rockbridge 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 Rockbridge County, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$54,133
Median Household Income
± $4,062
9.3k
Number of Households
± 753

In 2020, the median household income of the 9.3k households in Rockbridge County, VA declined from $54,133 from the previous year's value of $54,600.

The following chart displays the households in Rockbridge 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Rockbridge County, VA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Rockbridge County, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

75%
2020 Homeownership
75.2%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 75% of the housing units in Rockbridge County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Rockbridge County, VA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

25.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rockbridge County, VA have a shorter commute time (25.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2% of the workforce in Rockbridge County, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (81.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.02%)
  3. Carpooled (6.94%)

In 2020, 81.4% of workers in Rockbridge County, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.02%) and those who carpooled to work (6.94%).

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

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Health

93% of the population of Rockbridge County, VA has health coverage, with 45.5% on employee plans, 12.2% on Medicaid, 21.7% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 2.3% 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 Rockbridge County, VA see 1197 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.9% increase from the previous year (1079 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 22573 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 22573 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Nottoway County and Bristol city have the highest prevalence of diabetes (22.5%). Additionally, King and Queen County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (48.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,197 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Rockbridge County, VA

Primary care physicians in Rockbridge County, VA see an average of 1,197 patients per year. This represents a 10.9% increase from the previous year (1,079 patients).

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

7%
Uninsured
45.5%
Employer Coverage
12.2%
Medicaid
21.7%
Medicare
11.3%
Non-Group
2.3%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rockbridge County, VA declined by 16.3% from 8.36% to 7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Rockbridge 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. 22.5% prevalence
  2. 22.5% prevalence
  3. 20.3% prevalence

Nottoway County and Bristol city have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Virginia, at 22.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Virginia by county over multiple years.

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