Prince Edward County, VA

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2022 Population
21,922
0.16% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
32
0.929% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
18.1%
23.2% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$57,304
16.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$193,400
20.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
8,588
7.28% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Prince Edward County, VA had a population of 21.9k people with a median age of 32 and a median household income of $57,304. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Prince Edward County, VA grew from 21,887 to 21,922, a 0.16% increase and its median household income grew from $49,019 to $57,304, a 16.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Prince Edward County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (60.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (29.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.44%), White (Hispanic) (2.13%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.4%).

None of the households in Prince Edward 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.

97.9% of the residents in Prince Edward County, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Prince Edward County, VA are Longwood University (232566) (1,226 degrees awarded in 2022) and Hampden-Sydney College (247 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Prince Edward County, VA was $193,400, and the homeownership rate was 60.9%.

Most people in Prince Edward County, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Prince Edward County, VA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Prince Edward County, VA is home to a population of 21.9k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.2% of Prince Edward County, VA residents were born outside of the country (701 people).

In 2022, there were 2.03 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.3k people) in Prince Edward County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.52k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 755 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.9%
2022 Citizenship
97.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.9% of Prince Edward County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Prince Edward County, VA was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Prince Edward County, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    13.3k ± 60
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    6.52k ± 395
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    755 ± 362
3.61%
Hispanic Population
791 people

In 2022, there were 2.03 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.3k people) in Prince Edward County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.52k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 755 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.61% of the people in Prince Edward County, VA are hispanic (791 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

3.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
701 people
3.84%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
841 people

As of 2022, 3.2% of Prince Edward County, VA residents (701 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 Prince Edward County, VA was 3.84%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    331 ± 167
  2. Vietnam
    312 ± 121
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    155 ± 87

Prince Edward County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Prince Edward County, VA employs 8.59k people. The largest industries in Prince Edward County, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,379 people), Educational Services (1,176 people), and Retail Trade (1,124 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($67,813), Manufacturing ($67,639), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,250).

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

8.59k
2022 Value
± 717
7.28%
1 Year growth
± 10.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Prince Edward County, VA grew at a rate of 7.28%, from 8.01k employees to 8.59k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Prince Edward County, VA, are Sales & Related Occupations (884 people), Management Occupations (877 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (784 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Prince Edward County, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8.59k
2022 Value
± 717
7.28%
1 Year growth
± 10.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Prince Edward County, VA grew at a rate of 7.28%, from 8.01k employees to 8.59k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Prince Edward County, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,379 people), Educational Services (1,176 people), and Retail Trade (1,124 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Prince Edward County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Prince Edward 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

$41,314
Median earning men ± $2,311
$32,299
Median earning women ± $4,257

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($88,229), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,797), and Manufacturing ($51,445).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($172,746), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,195), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($44,712).

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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%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 272
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 138
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 118
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Prince Edward County, VA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 51.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (46.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.42%).

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 Prince Edward County, VA awarded 1,473 degrees. The student population of Prince Edward County, VA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,167 male students and 3,037 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Prince Edward County, VA are White (1,132 and 77.9%), followed by Black or African American (143 and 9.84%), Hispanic or Latino (66 and 4.54%), and Two or More Races (54 and 3.72%).

The largest universities in Prince Edward County, VA by number of degrees awarded are Longwood University (232566) (1,226 and 83.2%) and Hampden-Sydney College (247 and 16.8%).

The most popular majors in Prince Edward County, VA are General Business Administration & Management (337 and 22.9%), General Psychology (66 and 4.48%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (60 and 4.07%).

The median tuition costs in Prince Edward County, VA are $48,188 for private four year colleges, and $8,420 and $20,600 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Prince Edward County, VA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 71%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 16.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 5,204 (41.6% men and 58.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 5,204 students enrolled in Prince Edward County, VA, 41.6% men and 58.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,743 records, of which 58.7% were women and 41.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 144 degrees awarded
  2. 66 degrees awarded
  3. 60 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Prince Edward County, VA was General Business Administration & Management with 144 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,226 degrees awarded
  2. 247 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Longwood University (232566) with 1,226 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 610 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Prince Edward County, VA, which is 0.707 times less than the 863 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 1,132 degrees mean that there were 7.92 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 143 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($48,188) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($6,180) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,230) 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 Prince Edward County, VA was $193,400 in 2022, which is 0.686 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $160,800 to $193,400, a 20.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Prince Edward County, VA is 60.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Prince Edward County, VA have an average commute time of 25.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Prince Edward County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

In 2022, 13.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Prince Edward County, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.58%.

Property

$193,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$14,375
$4,520
Median Property Taxes
±$437

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Rent vs Own

60.9%
Homeownership
2022
65.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 60.9% of the housing units in Prince Edward County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 61.7%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9302.02
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$57,304
Median Household Income
± $3,789
7.42k
Number of Households
± 663

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.42k households in Prince Edward County, VA grew to $57,304 from the previous year's value of $49,019.

The following chart displays the households in Prince Edward 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 Prince Edward 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 (72.6%)
  2. Carpooled (14%)
  3. Worked At Home (6%)

In 2022, 72.6% of workers in Prince Edward County, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14%) and those who worked at home (6%).

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Commute Time

25.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Prince Edward County, VA have a shorter commute time (25.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.68% of the workforce in Prince Edward 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 Prince Edward County, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Prince Edward County, VA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Prince Edward County, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.58%.

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Poverty & Diversity

18.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Prince Edward County, VA (2.99k out of 16.5k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 28% of the children was living in poverty in Prince Edward County, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 205 in Prince Edward County, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 57.3 per 100,000 population.

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Health

93.1% of the population of Prince Edward County, VA has health coverage, with 48.1% on employee plans, 14% on Medicaid, 12.3% on Medicare, 16.7% on non-group plans, and 2% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Prince Edward County, VA see 1754 patients per year on average, which represents a 14.6% increase from the previous year (1530 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2556 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 338 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50% were men and 50% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,754 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Prince Edward County, VA

Primary care physicians in Prince Edward County, VA see an average of 1,754 patients per year. This represents a 14.6% increase from the previous year (1,530 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.7% under 18 years, 32.2% between 18 and 34 years, 29.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50% were men and 50% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.95%
Uninsured
48.1%
Employer Coverage
14%
Medicaid
12.3%
Medicare
16.7%
Non-Group
2%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Prince Edward County, VA declined by 15.9% from 8.26% to 6.95%.

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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 67.3 in Prince Edward 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 37.1% in Prince Edward County, VA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.84% in Prince Edward County, VA.

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