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Tazewell County, VA&

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1.15% decline
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1.52% growth
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3.42% decline
Median Property Value
3.28% growth


The economy of Tazewell County, VA employs 16,179 people. The economy of Tazewell County, VA is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 12.36; 1.48; and 1.28 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Tazewell County, VA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,703), Retail trade (2,329), and Educational Services (1,415), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($67,202), Utilities ($64,044), and Transportation & Warehousing ($47,230).

Median household income in Tazewell County, VA is $38,238. Males in Tazewell County, VA have an average income that is 1.18 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,586. The income inequality of Tazewell County, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.437 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Tazewell County, VA. In Tazewell County, VA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 74 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,063. Petersburg city, VA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Virginia.


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Tazewell County, VA is home to a population of 43,367 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Tazewell County, VA is composed of 40,797 White residents (94.1%), 1,313 Black residents (3.03%), 649 Two+ residents (1.5%), 385 Hispanic residents (0.89%), and 153 Asian residents (0.35%). The most common foreign languages in Tazewell County, VA are Spanish (311 speakers), Arabic (148 speakers), and German (39 speakers), but compared to other places, Tazewell County, VA has a relative high number of Arabic (148 speakers), Other West Germanic (26 speakers), and Urdu (32 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Tazewell County, VA awarded 889 degrees. The student population of Tazewell County, VA is skewed towards females, with 320 male students and 569 female students. Most students in Tazewell County, VA are White (815 and 91.7%), followed by Black or African American (44 and 4.95%), Hispanic or Latino (8 and 0.9%), and American Indian (5 and 0.56%). The largest universities in Tazewell County, VA by number of graduates are Southwest Virginia Community College (660 and 74.2%), Bluefield College (229 and 25.8%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Tazewell County, VA are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (205 and 23.1%), Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, & Treatment Professions (29 and 3.26%), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (16 and 1.8%). The median tuition costs in Tazewell County, VA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $23,600 and $23,600 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Tazewell County, VA is $94,400, which is 0.46 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $91,400 to $94,400, a 3.28% increase. The homeownership rate of Tazewell County, VA is 75.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Tazewell County, VA have an average commute time of 22.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Tazewell County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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