Scott County, VA

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Population

22,290

0.393% decline

Median Age

46.3


Median Household Income

$38,725

1.86% growth

Poverty Rate

17.7%


Number of Employees

8,445

0.644% growth

Median Property Value

$90,500

1.84% decline

About

In 2017, Scott County, VA had a population of 22.3k people with a median age of 46.3 and a median household income of $38,725. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Scott County, VA declined from 22,378 to 22,290, a -0.393% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,017 to $38,725, a 1.86% increase.

The population of Scott County, VA is 96.9% White Alone, 1.29% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.83% Black or African American Alone. 1.15% of the people in Scott County, VA speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Scott County, VA is $90,500, and the homeownership rate is 77.2%. Most people in Scott County, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Scott County, VA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Scott County, VA employs 8.45k people. The largest industries in Scott County, VA are Manufacturing (1,491 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,411 people), and Retail Trade (1,110 people), and the highest paying industries are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($132,803), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($77,741), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,375).

Median household income in Scott County, VA is $38,725. Males in Scott 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 Scott County, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,725

2017 value

± $2,734

1.86%

1 Year Growth

± 8.74%

Households in Scott County, VA have a median annual income of $38,725, 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 $38,017 in 2016, which represents a 1.86% 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 Scott 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 Scott 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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Scott County, VA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Scott 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 304

  2. Census Tract 305

  3. Census Tract 301

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Scott County, VA was Census Tract 304 with a value of $43,311, followed by Census Tract 305 and Census Tract 301, with respective values of $38,618 and $37,482.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Scott County, VA (3.8k out of 21.5k 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 45 - 54, followed by Females 75+ 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

    3,604 ± 336

  2. Black

    135 ± 116

  3. Hispanic

    135 ± 111

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

8.45k

2017 Value

± 542

0.644%

1 Year growth

± 8.68%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Scott County, VA grew at a rate of 0.644%, from 8.39k employees to 8.45k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Scott County, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,222 people), Production Occupations (1,079 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (853 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Scott County, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Scott County, VA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,222 people), Production Occupations (1,079 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (853 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Scott County, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.2 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.93 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.67 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Scott County, VA, by median earnings, are Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($133,220), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($61,719), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($56,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.45k

2017 Value

± 542

0.644%

1 Year growth

± 8.68%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Scott County, VA grew at a rate of 0.644%, from 8.39k employees to 8.45k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Scott County, VA, are Manufacturing (1,491 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,411 people), and Retail Trade (1,110 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Scott County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Scott 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 Scott County, VA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,491 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,411 people), and Retail Trade (1,110 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Scott County, VA has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.74 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.7 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.58 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Scott County, VA, by median earnings, are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($132,803), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($77,741), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,375).

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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

88.9% of the population of Scott County, VA has health coverage, with 39.7% on employee plans, 16.8% on Medicaid, 17.9% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 2.22% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Scott County, VA see 2766 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.14% decrease from the previous year (2798 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4386 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 997 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

2,766 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Scott County, VA see an average of 2,766 patients per year. This represents a 1.14% decrease from the previous year (2,798 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

11.1%

Uninsured

39.7%

Employer Coverage

16.8%

Medicaid

17.9%

Medicare

12.2%

Non-Group

2.22%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Scott County, VA declined by 3.52% from 11.5% to 11.1%.

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

Scott County, VA is home to a population of 22.3k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.987% of Scott County, VA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Scott County, VA is composed of 21.6k White Alone residents (96.9%), 287 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.29%), 185 Black or African American Alone residents (0.83%), 116 Two or More Races residents (0.52%), 64 Asian Alone residents (0.287%), 47 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.211%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Scott County, VA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (141 speakers), Chinese (30 speakers), and Persian (19 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Scott County, VA was 46.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Scott County, VA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Scott County, VA residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.987%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.983%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.987% of Scott 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 Scott County, VA was 0.983%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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

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Citizenship

99.6%

2017 Citizenship

99.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.6% of Scott County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Scott County, VA was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    21.6k ± 22

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    287 ± 60.9

  3. Black or African American Alone

    185 ± 57

In 2017, there were 75.2 times more White Alone residents (21.6k people) in Scott County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 287 Hispanic or Latino and 185 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    141 speakers (0.655%)

  2. Chinese

    30 speakers (0.139%)

  3. Persian

    19 speakers (0.0883%)

1.15% of Scott 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 Scott County, VA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 0.655% of the overall population of Scott County, VA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.139% speak Chinese and 0.0883% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    546 ± 105

  2. Korea

    246 ± 96

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    178 ± 77

Scott County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Scott County, VA was $90,500 in 2017, which is 0.416 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $92,200 to $90,500, a 1.84% decrease. The homeownership rate in Scott County, VA is 77.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Scott County, VA have an average commute time of 27.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Scott 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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$38,725

Median Household Income

± $2,734

8.98k

Number of Households

± 505

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.98k households in Scott County, VA grew to $38,725 from the previous year's value of $38,017.

The following chart displays the households in Scott 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

$90,500

2017 Median

± $4,899

$92,200

2016 Median

± $4,585

In 2017, the median property value in Scott County, VA declined from to $90,500 from the previous year's value of $92,200.

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

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Rent vs Own

77.2%

2017 Homeownership

76.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.2% of the housing units in Scott County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.7%.

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

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Commute Time

27.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Scott County, VA have a longer commute time (27.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.818% of the workforce in Scott County, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.9%

  2. Carpooled

    9.68%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.12%

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

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