Emporia (city) County VA Information


Emporia (city) County Subdivisions

Emporia (city) County VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,735
Population in Households 5,489
Population in Familes 4,260
Population in Group Qrtrs 246
Population Density1 832
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 2,263
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 1,396
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,562 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 927 (36.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,336 (52.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 299 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $108,019
Average Home Value $131,499


Median Household Income $32,112
Average Household Income $45,184
Per Capita Income $18,501
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.53% -0.71%
Households -0.37% -0.68%
Families -0.5% -0.79%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Emporia (city) County VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Emporia (city) County to the other 134 counties / independent cities and county equivalents in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 130 4th
Population Density1 # 39 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 34 76th
Median Household Income # 130 4th
Per Capita Income # 128 5th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.