Southampton County, VA

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2020 Population
17,829
0.285% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
46.7
0.426% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
7.77%
13.6% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$63,034
2.75% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$176,600
1.06% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Southampton County, VA had a population of 17.8k people with a median age of 46.7 and a median household income of $63,034. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Southampton County, VA declined from 17,880 to 17,829, a −0.285% decrease and its median household income grew from $61,348 to $63,034, a 2.75% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Southampton County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (60.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (33%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.38%), White (Hispanic) (1.48%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.365%).

None of the households in Southampton 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.

99.7% of the residents in Southampton County, VA are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Southampton County, VA was $176,600, and the homeownership rate was 74.4%.

Most people in Southampton County, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Southampton County, VA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Southampton County, VA is home to a population of 17.8k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.27% of Southampton County, VA residents were born outside of the country (226 people).

In 2020, there were 1.85 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.9k people) in Southampton County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.88k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 603 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2020 Citizenship
99.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.7% of Southampton County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Southampton County, VA was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Southampton County, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    10.9k ± 13
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.88k ± 139
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    603 ± 123
1.87%
Hispanic Population
334 people

In 2020, there were 1.85 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.9k people) in Southampton County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.88k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 603 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.87% of the people in Southampton County, VA are hispanic (334 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.27%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
226 people
0.475%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
85 people

As of 2020, 1.27% of Southampton County, VA residents (226 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 Southampton County, VA was 0.475%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    490 ± 126
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    399 ± 137
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    329 ± 127

Southampton County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Southampton County, VA employs 7.67k people. The largest industries in Southampton County, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,273 people), Manufacturing (891 people), and Public Administration (882 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($93,167), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($66,746), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,195).

Occupations

7.67k
2020 Value
± 585
0.643%
1 Year growth
± 10.5%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Southampton County, VA grew at a rate of 0.643%, from 7.62k employees to 7.67k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Southampton County, VA, are Management Occupations (756 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (643 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (607 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Southampton County, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.67k
2020 Value
± 585
0.643%
1 Year growth
± 10.5%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Southampton County, VA grew at a rate of 0.643%, from 7.62k employees to 7.67k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Southampton County, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,273 people), Manufacturing (891 people), and Public Administration (882 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Southampton County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Southampton 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

$44,970
Median earning men ± $3,663
$32,176
Median earning women ± $2,891

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($82,891), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($73,618), and Manufacturing ($66,192).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,500), Construction ($47,463), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($45,450).

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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. 61
    Manufacturing
  2. 56
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  3. 40
    Wholesale Trade

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 Southampton County, VA went to Donald J. Trump with 58.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (40.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.889%).

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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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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Race

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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The median property value in Southampton County, VA was $176,600 in 2020, which is 0.768 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $178,500 to $176,600, a 1.06% decrease. The homeownership rate in Southampton County, VA is 74.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Southampton County, VA have an average commute time of 30.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Southampton County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Southampton County, VA is $63,034. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Southampton County, VA was Census Tract 2002 with a value of $64,297, followed by Census Tract 2001 and Census Tract 2005, with respective values of $60,444 and $57,639.

Property

$176,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$11,292
$4,923
Median Property Taxes
±$452

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

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

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Rent vs Own

74.4%
Homeownership
2020
64.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 74.4% of the housing units in Southampton County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2002
  2. Census Tract 2001
  3. Census Tract 2005

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Southampton County, VA was Census Tract 2002 with a value of $64,297, followed by Census Tract 2001 and Census Tract 2005, with respective values of $60,444 and $57,639.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Southampton 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.
$63,034
Median Household Income
± $5,660
6.62k
Number of Households
± 530

In 2020, the median household income of the 6.62k households in Southampton County, VA grew to $63,034 from the previous year's value of $61,348.

The following chart displays the households in Southampton 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 Southampton 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (84.7%)
  2. Carpooled (8.56%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.22%)

In 2020, 84.7% of workers in Southampton County, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.56%) and those who worked at home (3.22%).

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

30.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Southampton County, VA have a longer commute time (30.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.9% of the workforce in Southampton 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 Southampton County, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Southampton County, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.77% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Southampton County, VA (1.26k out of 16.3k 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 Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Southampton County, VA is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

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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94% of the population of Southampton County, VA has health coverage, with 44.6% on employee plans, 17.8% on Medicaid, 15.1% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 4.43% 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).

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% 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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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 22.1% under 18 years, 15.7% between 18 and 34 years, 41.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

5.97%
Uninsured
44.6%
Employer Coverage
17.8%
Medicaid
15.1%
Medicare
12.2%
Non-Group
4.43%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Southampton County, VA declined by 11.2% from 6.73% to 5.97%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Southampton County, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 75.3 in Southampton County, 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 47.4% in Southampton County, VA.

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