Northumberland County VA Information


Northumberland County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 12,847
Daytime Population: Workers 3,635
Daytime Population: Residents 7,454
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,089
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 12,847
Population in Familes 10,386
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 67
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $51,870
Average Household Income $67,783
Per Capita Income $30,386


Total Housing Units 9,745 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,685 (48.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,074 (11.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,986 (40.9%)
Median Home Value $251,076
Average Home Value $338,970


Total Households 5,759
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 3,862
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 0.57% 0.38%
Households 0.54% 0.36%
Families 0.38% 0.25%
Median Household Income   1.06%
Per Capita Income   2.56%


Northumberland County VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Northumberland 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 # 106 21st
Population Density # 89 34th
Diversity Index # 62 54th
Median Household Income # 57 58th
Per Capita Income # 36 74th

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