Powhatan County, VA

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2022 Population
30,503
1.75% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
45.6
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
4.54%
1.4% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$108,089
6.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$356,500
15.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Powhatan County, VA had a population of 30.5k people with a median age of 45.6 and a median household income of $108,089. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Powhatan County, VA grew from 29,979 to 30,503, a 1.75% increase and its median household income grew from $101,395 to $108,089, a 6.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Powhatan County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.72%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.91%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.905%), and White (Hispanic) (0.813%).

None of the households in Powhatan County, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.8% of the residents in Powhatan County, VA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Powhatan County, VA was $356,500, and the homeownership rate was 91.2%.

Most people in Powhatan County, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 32.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Powhatan County, VA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Powhatan County, VA is home to a population of 30.5k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.11% of Powhatan County, VA residents were born outside of the country (644 people).

In 2022, there were 9.77 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (26k people) in Powhatan County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.66k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 888 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.8%
2022 Citizenship
98.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.8% of Powhatan County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Powhatan County, VA was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Powhatan County, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    26k ± 225
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.66k ± 203
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    888 ± 287
2.47%
Hispanic Population
754 people

In 2022, there were 9.77 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (26k people) in Powhatan County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.66k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 888 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.47% of the people in Powhatan County, VA are hispanic (754 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

2.11%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
644 people
2.17%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
651 people

As of 2022, 2.11% of Powhatan County, VA residents (644 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Powhatan County, VA was 2.17%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    991 ± 245
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    670 ± 219
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    361 ± 134

Powhatan County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Powhatan County, VA employs 15.4k people. The largest industries in Powhatan County, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,864 people), Construction (1,855 people), and Retail Trade (1,737 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($89,350), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($89,309), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($84,388).

Occupations

15.4k
2022 Value
± 998
3.49%
1 Year growth
± 9.01%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Powhatan County, VA grew at a rate of 3.49%, from 14.8k employees to 15.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Powhatan County, VA, are Management Occupations (2,375 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,886 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,393 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Powhatan County, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

15.4k
2022 Value
± 998
3.49%
1 Year growth
± 9.01%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Powhatan County, VA grew at a rate of 3.49%, from 14.8k employees to 15.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Powhatan County, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,864 people), Construction (1,855 people), and Retail Trade (1,737 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Powhatan County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Powhatan County, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$68,197
Median earning men ± $3,637
$53,554
Median earning women ± $4,592

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($122,344), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($94,125), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($89,250).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($84,056), Public Administration ($74,122), and Information ($73,125).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.1M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 202
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  2. 197
    Construction
  3. 138
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Powhatan County, VA went to Donald J. Trump with 71.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (27%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.63%).

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.884% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.904% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.71M), Bachelors Degree (1.47M), and Some college (1.4M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Powhatan County, VA was $356,500 in 2022, which is 1.26 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $309,200 to $356,500, a 15.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Powhatan County, VA is 91.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Powhatan County, VA have an average commute time of 32.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Powhatan County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Powhatan County, VA is $108,089. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Powhatan County, VA was Census Tract 5001.02 with a value of $112,106, followed by Census Tract 5001.01 and Census Tract 5004, with respective values of $109,660 and $91,042.

Property

$356,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,528
$10,099
Median Property Taxes
±$793

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Powhatan County, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

91.2%
Homeownership
2022
67.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 91.2% of the housing units in Powhatan County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 91.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5001.02
  2. Census Tract 5001.01
  3. Census Tract 5004

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Powhatan County, VA was Census Tract 5001.02 with a value of $112,106, followed by Census Tract 5001.01 and Census Tract 5004, with respective values of $109,660 and $91,042.

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Household Income

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$108,089
Median Household Income
± $4,924
11.1k
Number of Households
± 812

In 2022, the median household income of the 11.1k households in Powhatan County, VA grew to $108,089 from the previous year's value of $101,395.

The following chart displays the households in Powhatan County, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Powhatan County, VA is from Virginia.
0.475
2022 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.164% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (15.8%)
  3. Carpooled (5.47%)

In 2022, 77.8% of workers in Powhatan County, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (15.8%) and those who carpooled to work (5.47%).

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Commute Time

32.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Powhatan County, VA have a longer commute time (32.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.38% of the workforce in Powhatan County, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Powhatan County, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Powhatan County, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

4.54% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Powhatan County, VA (1.31k out of 28.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Powhatan County, VA is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

96.2% of the population of Powhatan County, VA has health coverage, with 60.4% on employee plans, 7.28% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 1.86% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Powhatan County, VA see 2471 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.6% increase from the previous year (2432 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2319 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3015 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,471 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Powhatan County, VA

Primary care physicians in Powhatan County, VA see an average of 2,471 patients per year. This represents a 1.6% increase from the previous year (2,432 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.4% under 18 years, 16.2% between 18 and 34 years, 44.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 20% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.77%
Uninsured
60.4%
Employer Coverage
7.28%
Medicaid
15.5%
Medicare
11.2%
Non-Group
1.86%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Powhatan County, VA declined by 22.7% from 4.88% to 3.77%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Powhatan County, VA.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 31.9% in Powhatan County, VA.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.1% in Powhatan County, VA.

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