Charlottesville city, VA

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2020 Population
47,217
0.257% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
32.3
2.22% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
23.1%
4.11% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$59,598
0.214% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$329,100
9.85% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Charlottesville city, VA had a population of 47.2k people with a median age of 32.3 and a median household income of $59,598. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Charlottesville city, VA grew from 47,096 to 47,217, a 0.257% increase and its median household income grew from $59,471 to $59,598, a 0.214% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Charlottesville city, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (18.5%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (7.02%), White (Hispanic) (4.39%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.77%).

None of the households in Charlottesville city, 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.

93.5% of the residents in Charlottesville city, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in N/A are Cortiva Institute-Virginia (0 degrees awarded in 2018).

In 2020, the median property value in Charlottesville city, VA was $329,100, and the homeownership rate was 40.1%.

Most people in Charlottesville city, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Charlottesville city, VA was 2 cars per household.

Charlottesville city, VA borders Albemarle County, VA.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Charlottesville city, VA is home to a population of 47.2k people, from which 93.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 11.3% of Charlottesville city, VA residents were born outside of the country (5.32k people).

In 2020, there were 3.55 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31k people) in Charlottesville city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.72k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.31k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.5%
2020 Citizenship
92.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 93.5% of Charlottesville city, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Charlottesville city, VA was 92.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Charlottesville city, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    31k ± 134
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    8.72k ± 224
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    3.31k ± 214
5.56%
Hispanic Population
2.62k people

In 2020, there were 3.55 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31k people) in Charlottesville city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.72k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.31k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.56% of the people in Charlottesville city, VA are hispanic (2.62k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

11.3%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
5.32k people
12.2%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
5.76k people

As of 2020, 11.3% of Charlottesville city, VA residents (5.32k 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 Charlottesville city, VA was 12.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    749 ± 184
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    296 ± 182
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    251 ± 103

Charlottesville city, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.53 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Charlottesville city, VA employs 24.7k people. The largest industries in Charlottesville city, VA are Educational Services (6,037 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,676 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,442 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,457), Finance & Insurance ($67,181), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($61,170).

Occupations

24.7k
2020 Value
± 1,127
−0.78%
1 Year decline
± 6.26%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Charlottesville city, VA declined at a rate of −0.78%, from 24.9k employees to 24.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Charlottesville city, VA, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (3,543 people), Management Occupations (2,495 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,838 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Charlottesville city, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

24.7k
2020 Value
± 1,127
−0.78%
1 Year decline
± 6.26%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Charlottesville city, VA declined at a rate of −0.78%, from 24.9k employees to 24.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Charlottesville city, VA, are Educational Services (6,037 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,676 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,442 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Charlottesville city, VA, though some of these residents may live in Charlottesville city, 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

$43,797
Median earning men ± $2,143
$34,348
Median earning women ± $2,773

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($85,878), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($64,079), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,379).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($59,044), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,304), and Wholesale Trade ($47,273).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 730
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 502
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 448
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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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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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Charlottesville County, VA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 85.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (12.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.28%).

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.

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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learningEducation

Most students graduating from Universities in Charlottesville city, VA are Asian (0 and NaNM%), followed by Black or African American (0 and NaNM%), Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and NaNM%), and Hispanic or Latino (0 and NaNM%).

The largest universities in Charlottesville city, VA by number of degrees awarded are Cortiva Institute-Virginia (0 and NaNM%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.823% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.842% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.66M), Some college (1.42M), and Bachelors Degree (1.41M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Charlottesville city, VA was $329,100 in 2020, which is 1.43 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $299,600 to $329,100, a 9.85% increase. The homeownership rate in Charlottesville city, VA is 40.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Charlottesville city, VA have an average commute time of 17.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Charlottesville city, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Charlottesville city, VA is $59,598. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Charlottesville city, VA was Census Tract 5.02 with a value of $96,250, followed by Census Tract 10 and Census Tract 8, with respective values of $90,692 and $90,208.

Property

$329,100
Median Property Value 2020
±$15,090
$7,550
Median Property Taxes
±$585

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 Charlottesville city, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Charlottesville city, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

40.1%
Homeownership
2020
68.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 40.1% of the housing units in Charlottesville city, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 42.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5.02
  2. Census Tract 10
  3. Census Tract 8

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Charlottesville city, VA was Census Tract 5.02 with a value of $96,250, followed by Census Tract 10 and Census Tract 8, with respective values of $90,692 and $90,208.

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

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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.
$59,598
Median Household Income
± $4,877
18.8k
Number of Households
± 981

In 2020, the median household income of the 18.8k households in Charlottesville city, VA grew to $59,598 from the previous year's value of $59,471.

The following chart displays the households in Charlottesville city, 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Charlottesville city, 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (58.9%)
  2. Walked (13.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.79%)

In 2020, 58.9% of workers in Charlottesville city, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (13.1%) and those who worked at home (9.79%).

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

17.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Charlottesville city, VA have a shorter commute time (17.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.07% of the workforce in Charlottesville city, 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 Charlottesville city, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Charlottesville city, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

23.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Charlottesville city, VA (10.3k out of 44.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Charlottesville city, VA is White, followed by Black and Asian.

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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91.9% of the population of Charlottesville city, VA has health coverage, with 56.4% on employee plans, 9.55% on Medicaid, 8.43% on Medicare, 15.8% on non-group plans, and 1.71% 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 Charlottesville city, VA see 344 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.15% decrease from the previous year (348 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1074 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 106 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

344 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Charlottesville city, VA

Primary care physicians in Charlottesville city, VA see an average of 344 patients per year. This represents a 1.15% decrease from the previous year (348 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Charlottesville city, VA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 16.4% under 18 years, 39.2% between 18 and 34 years, 32.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

8.09%
Uninsured
56.4%
Employer Coverage
9.55%
Medicaid
8.43%
Medicare
15.8%
Non-Group
1.71%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Charlottesville city, VA declined by 4.07% from 8.43% to 8.09%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 55.9 in Charlottesville city, VA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 30% in Charlottesville city, VA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.4% in Charlottesville city, VA.

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