Southampton County VA Information


Southampton County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 18,633
Population in Households 17,022
Population in Familes 14,395
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,611
Population Density1 31
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 6,803
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 4,853
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,681 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,036 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,767 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 878 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $167,423
Average Home Value $194,747


Median Household Income $46,994
Average Household Income $59,762
Per Capita Income $22,635
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.05% -0.22%
Households 0.2% -0.13%
Families 0.09% -0.21%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
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.


Southampton County VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Southampton 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 # 83 39th
Population Density1 # 122 10th
Diversity Index2 # 53 60th
Median Household Income # 68 50th
Per Capita Income # 92 32nd

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