Emporia (city) County VA Information


Emporia (city) County Subdivisions

Emporia (city) County VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,747
Daytime Population: Workers 3,169
Daytime Population: Residents 3,666
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,835
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.19
Population in Households 5,501
Population in Familes 4,255
Population in Group Qrtrs 246
Population Density2 834
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $34,129
Average Household Income $47,613
Per Capita Income $19,187


Total Housing Units 2,565 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 888 (34.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,347 (52.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 330 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $113,889
Average Home Value $134,093


Total Households 2,235
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 1,372
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.42% -0.78%
Households -0.49% -0.86%
Families -0.67% -1.0%
Median Household Income   0.49%
Per Capita Income   1.94%


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

The table below compares Emporia (city) County to the other 133 counties / independent cities and county equivalents in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 129 4th
Population Density # 38 72nd
Diversity Index # 31 77th
Median Household Income # 128 5th
Per Capita Income # 127 5th

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