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Emporia, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Emporia had a population of 5,747 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Emporia is located at latitude 36.6962 and longitude -77.536 in Emporia (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Emporia (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Emporia (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 112 feet.

The City of Emporia (GNIS ID: 1498422) has a C7 Census Class Code which indicates an incorporated place that is independent of any county. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Emporia population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Emporia: Belfield, Hicks Ford, Hicks' Ford, Hicksford, Hicksville.

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Emporia, 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, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Emporia to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 181 70th
Population Density # 277 53rd
Diversity Index # 161 73rd
Median Household Income # 528 11th
Per Capita Income # 533 10th

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