Northampton County, VA

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2022 Population
12,132
0.769% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
51.3
1.18% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.7%
1.53% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$54,693
8.63% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$246,300
28.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Northampton County, VA had a population of 12.1k people with a median age of 51.3 and a median household income of $54,693. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Northampton County, VA declined from 12,226 to 12,132, a −0.769% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,347 to $54,693, a 8.63% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Northampton County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (55.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (31.2%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.51%), White (Hispanic) (2.97%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.84%).

None of the households in Northampton 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.

97% of the residents in Northampton County, VA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Northampton County, VA was $246,300, and the homeownership rate was 64.3%.

Most people in Northampton County, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Northampton County, VA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Northampton County, VA is home to a population of 12.1k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.94% of Northampton County, VA residents were born outside of the country (721 people).

In 2022, there were 1.77 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.72k people) in Northampton County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.79k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 426 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97%
2022 Citizenship
96.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97% of Northampton County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Northampton County, VA was 96.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Northampton County, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.72k ± 29
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.79k ± 115
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    426 ± 231
9.45%
Hispanic Population
1.15k people

In 2022, there were 1.77 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.72k people) in Northampton County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.79k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 426 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.45% of the people in Northampton County, VA are hispanic (1.15k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Northampton County, VA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.94%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
721 people
5.79%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
708 people

As of 2022, 5.94% of Northampton County, VA residents (721 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 Northampton County, VA was 5.79%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    256 ± 86
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    155 ± 91
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    137 ± 79

Northampton County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.65 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Northampton County, VA employs 4.95k people. The largest industries in Northampton County, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (693 people), Retail Trade (617 people), and Educational Services (462 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($88,125), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($74,883), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($73,438).

Occupations

4.95k
2022 Value
± 459
−0.101%
1 Year decline
± 13.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Northampton County, VA declined at a rate of −0.101%, from 4.95k employees to 4.95k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Northampton County, VA, are Sales & Related Occupations (616 people), Management Occupations (516 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (412 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Northampton County, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.95k
2022 Value
± 459
−0.101%
1 Year decline
± 13.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Northampton County, VA declined at a rate of −0.101%, from 4.95k employees to 4.95k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Northampton County, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (693 people), Retail Trade (617 people), and Educational Services (462 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Northampton County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Northampton 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

$48,066
Median earning men ± $6,735
$32,904
Median earning women ± $3,611

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($170,417), Public Administration ($87,763), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($56,750).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($74,258), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($40,972), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($40,694).

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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%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Virginia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 126
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 76
    Retail Trade
  3. 72
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Northampton County, VA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 54.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (43.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.49%).

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.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

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 Northampton County, VA was $246,300 in 2022, which is 0.874 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $191,900 to $246,300, a 28.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Northampton County, VA is 64.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Northampton County, VA have an average commute time of 24.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Northampton County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$246,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$27,806
$3,437
Median Property Taxes
±$332

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 Northampton County, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Northampton County, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

64.3%
Homeownership
2022
66.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 64.3% of the housing units in Northampton County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9302
  2. Census Tract 9301

The following map shows all of the tracts in Northampton County, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$54,693
Median Household Income
± $7,151
5.34k
Number of Households
± 444

In 2022, the median household income of the 5.34k households in Northampton County, VA grew to $54,693 from the previous year's value of $50,347.

The following chart displays the households in Northampton 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Northampton 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 (69.9%)
  2. Carpooled (15.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (11.6%)

In 2022, 69.9% of workers in Northampton County, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (15.5%) and those who worked at home (11.6%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

24.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Northampton County, VA have a shorter commute time (24.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.85% of the workforce in Northampton 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 Northampton County, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Northampton County, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Northampton County, VA (1.98k out of 11.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 12 - 14, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

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

89.7% of the population of Northampton County, VA has health coverage, with 31.5% on employee plans, 20% on Medicaid, 22.1% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 3.73% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Northampton County, VA see 836 patients per year on average, which represents a 14.5% decrease from the previous year (978 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 730 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 973 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.7% were men and 54.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

836 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Northampton County, VA

Primary care physicians in Northampton County, VA see an average of 836 patients per year. This represents a 14.5% decrease from the previous year (978 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Northampton County, VA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.9% under 18 years, 14.9% between 18 and 34 years, 37.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 27.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.7% were men and 54.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.3%
Uninsured
31.5%
Employer Coverage
20%
Medicaid
22.1%
Medicare
12.4%
Non-Group
3.73%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Northampton County, VA declined by 4.4% from 10.8% to 10.3%.

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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 Northampton County, VA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

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 38.6% in Northampton County, VA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.5% in Northampton County, VA.

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