Henry County, VA

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2022 Population
50,760
0.621% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
48.3
0.625% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.1%
8.36% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$43,694
6.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$111,800
13.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
20,188
0.355% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Henry County, VA had a population of 50.8k people with a median age of 48.3 and a median household income of $43,694. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Henry County, VA declined from 51,077 to 50,760, a −0.621% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,103 to $43,694, a 6.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Henry County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (68.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (22.8%), Other (Hispanic) (2.42%), White (Hispanic) (2.07%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.57%).

None of the households in Henry 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.

98.9% of the residents in Henry County, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Henry County, VA are Patrick & Henry Community College (233019) (699 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Henry County, VA was $111,800, and the homeownership rate was 73.2%.

Most people in Henry County, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Henry County, VA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Henry County, VA is home to a population of 50.8k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.85% of Henry County, VA residents were born outside of the country (1.45k people).

In 2022, there were 3.01 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (34.9k people) in Henry County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.23k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.9%
2022 Citizenship
99%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.9% of Henry County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Henry County, VA was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Henry County, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    34.9k ± 134
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    11.6k ± 183
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    1.23k ± 450
6.05%
Hispanic Population
3.07k people

In 2022, there were 3.01 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (34.9k people) in Henry County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.23k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.05% of the people in Henry County, VA are hispanic (3.07k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    107,605 ± 8,003 people
  2. India
    98,735 ± 7,670 people
  3. Mexico
    59,855 ± 5,986 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 107,605 Virginia residents, followed by India with 98,735 and Mexico with 59,855.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.85%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.45k people
2.87%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.46k people

As of 2022, 2.85% of Henry County, VA residents (1.45k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Henry County, VA was 2.87%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,221 ± 209
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    336 ± 132
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    228 ± 106

Henry County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.63 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Henry County, VA employs 20.2k people. The largest industries in Henry County, VA are Manufacturing (4,075 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,885 people), and Retail Trade (2,234 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($78,611), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,290), and Transportation & Warehousing ($47,402).

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $69,674. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.475, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

20.2k
2022 Value
± 1,098
−0.355%
1 Year decline
± 7.69%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Henry County, VA declined at a rate of −0.355%, from 20.3k employees to 20.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Henry County, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,655 people), Production Occupations (2,399 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,681 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Henry County, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

20.2k
2022 Value
± 1,098
−0.355%
1 Year decline
± 7.69%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Henry County, VA declined at a rate of −0.355%, from 20.3k employees to 20.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Henry County, VA, are Manufacturing (4,075 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,885 people), and Retail Trade (2,234 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Henry County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Henry County, 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

$39,802
Median earning men ± $2,737
$31,298
Median earning women ± $2,613

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($61,375), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,433), and Public Administration ($49,352).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,417), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($45,417), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,433).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.1M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

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. 281
    Manufacturing
  2. 210
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 198
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Henry County, VA went to Donald J. Trump with 64.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (35%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.854%).

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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Henry County, VA awarded 699 degrees. The student population of Henry County, VA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 785 male students and 1,076 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Henry County, VA are White (444 and 63.8%), followed by Black or African American (113 and 16.2%), Hispanic or Latino (90 and 12.9%), and Unknown (27 and 3.88%).

The largest universities in Henry County, VA by number of degrees awarded are Patrick & Henry Community College (233019) (699 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Henry County, VA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (237 and 33.9%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (215 and 30.8%), and Welding Technology (36 and 5.15%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,861 students enrolled in Henry County, VA, 42.2% men and 57.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,054 records, of which 58.5% were women and 41.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 237 degrees awarded
  2. 29 degrees awarded
  3. 15 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Henry County, VA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 237 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Henry County, VA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
699 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Patrick & Henry Community College (233019) with 699 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 276 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Henry County, VA, which is 0.652 times less than the 423 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 444 degrees mean that there were 3.93 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 113 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($4,620) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($100) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,581) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.884% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.904% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.71M), Bachelors Degree (1.47M), and Some college (1.4M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Henry County, VA was $111,800 in 2022, which is 0.397 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $98,600 to $111,800, a 13.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Henry County, VA is 73.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Henry County, VA have an average commute time of 24.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Henry County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Henry County, VA is $43,694. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Henry County, VA was Census Tract 104 with a value of $62,759, followed by Census Tract 103 and Census Tract 106.01, with respective values of $55,714 and $55,000.

In 2022, 13.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Henry County, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.921%.

Property

$111,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,484
$14,941
Median Property Taxes
±$786

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 Henry County, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

73.2%
Homeownership
2022
63.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.2% of the housing units in Henry County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 104
  2. Census Tract 103
  3. Census Tract 106.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Henry County, VA was Census Tract 104 with a value of $62,759, followed by Census Tract 103 and Census Tract 106.01, with respective values of $55,714 and $55,000.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Henry County, 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.
$43,694
Median Household Income
± $2,612
20.4k
Number of Households
± 1,042

In 2022, the median household income of the 20.4k households in Henry County, VA grew to $43,694 from the previous year's value of $41,103.

The following chart displays the households in Henry 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Henry County, VA is from Virginia.
0.475
2022 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.164% decline from 2021 to 2022, 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83.7%)
  2. Carpooled (8.36%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.69%)

In 2022, 83.7% of workers in Henry County, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.36%) and those who worked at home (5.69%).

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Commute Time

24.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Henry County, VA have a shorter commute time (24.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.35% of the workforce in Henry County, 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 Henry County, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Henry County, VA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Henry County, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.921%.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Henry County, VA (8.04k out of 49.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Henry 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 20.3% of the children was living in poverty in Henry County, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 227 in Henry County, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 57.9 per 100,000 population.

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Health

91.9% of the population of Henry County, VA has health coverage, with 33.4% on employee plans, 24.7% on Medicaid, 20.1% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 2.23% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Henry County, VA see 1743 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.797% decrease from the previous year (1757 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1623 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4574 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.1% were men and 52.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,743 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Henry County, VA

Primary care physicians in Henry County, VA see an average of 1,743 patients per year. This represents a 0.797% decrease from the previous year (1,757 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.2% under 18 years, 15.3% between 18 and 34 years, 39.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.1% were men and 52.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.1%
Uninsured
33.4%
Employer Coverage
24.7%
Medicaid
20.1%
Medicare
11.4%
Non-Group
2.23%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Henry County, VA declined by 8.95% from 8.89% to 8.1%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 89.1 in Henry County, VA.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, 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 38.9% in Henry County, VA.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.4% in Henry County, VA.

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