Halifax County VA Information


Halifax County VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Halifax County to the other 134 counties / independent cities and county equivalents in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 48 65th
Population Density1 # 109 19th
Diversity Index2 # 49 64th
Median Household Income # 113 16th
Per Capita Income # 100 26th

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Halifax County VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 36,138
Population in Households 35,400
Population in Familes 29,017
Population in Group Qrtrs 738
Population Density1 44
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 15,196
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 10,083
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 18,273 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,808 (59.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,388 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,077 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $102,737
Average Home Value $135,418


Median Household Income $34,260
Average Household Income $47,553
Per Capita Income $20,026
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.07% -0.3%
Households 0.17% -0.22%
Families 0.06% -0.3%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   2.43%
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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