Essex County VA Information

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Essex County Subdivisions

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

POPULATION

Total Population 11,816
Population in Households 11,626
Population in Familes 9,328
Population in Group Qrtrs 190
Population Density1 46
Diversity Index2 58
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,803
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 3,194
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 6,362 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,377 (53.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,426 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,559 (24.5%)
Median Home Value $183,242
Average Home Value $219,603
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,853
Average Household Income $58,162
Per Capita Income $23,894
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.93% 0.83%
Households 0.99% 0.88%
Families 0.86% 0.8%
Median Household Income   2.72%
Per Capita Income   2.06%
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.

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Essex County VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Essex 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 # 114 16th
Population Density1 # 108 20th
Diversity Index2 # 31 78th
Median Household Income # 74 46th
Per Capita Income # 78 43rd

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