Emporia, VA 23847 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 23847: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Emporia, VA 23847

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 601
  • Single Family Addresses: 5,438
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 75
  • County: Emporia City County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.696, Longitude -77.544
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 23847 has segments in 4 Counties / Independent Cities (Emporia City, Greensville, Southampton, Sussex).

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Emporia, VA 23847 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 13,612
Population in Households 13,267
Population in Familes 10,706
Population in Group Qrtrs 345
Population Density1 47
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 5,427
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 3,581
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,273 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,142 (50.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,285 (36.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 846 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $101,908
Average Home Value $137,237


Median Household Income $35,949
Average Household Income $47,530
Per Capita Income $19,347
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.23% -0.29%
Households -0.07% -0.24%
Families -0.17% -0.31%
Median Household Income   0.78%
Per Capita Income   1.28%
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, VA 23847 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 23847 to the other 873 ZIP Codes 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 # 214 76th
Population Density1 # 596 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 206 77th
Median Household Income # 738 16th
Per Capita Income # 736 16th

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