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Essex County, Virginia; Stafford County, Virginia

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Essex County, Virginia
Stafford County, Virginia
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 10,953 152,882
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 10,953 152,882
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 11,149 128,984
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -1.8% 18.5%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 11,151 128,961
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 X X
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.9%
6.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent
18.4%
25.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
23.7%
10.7%
Female persons, percent
53.1%
49.5%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
57.3%
70.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
37.4%
20.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.9%
0.8%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.2%
3.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
3.0%
4.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.9%
14.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
54.9%
59.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 636 20,297
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 1.6% 9.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 5,894 51,376
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 67.1% 77.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $202,800 $346,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,301 $2,208
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $462 $556
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $885 $1,546
Building permits, 2020 36 964
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 4,555 47,075
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.38 3.04
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 87.8% 84.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 3.6% 14.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 80.7% 96.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 61.4% 94.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 82.3% 93.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 17.4% 39.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 10.2% 6.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.0%
7.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 60.9% 66.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 58.8% 63.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 19,587 161,438
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 68,391 287,048
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 90,738 171,086
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 236,634 1,247,882
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $21,066 $9,288
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 35.7 40.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $51,954 $111,108
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $26,847 $42,126
Persons in poverty, percent
16.2%
5.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 287 2,374
Total employment, 2019 3,310 33,663
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 102,342 1,479,424
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 0.5% -0.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 805 9,954
All firms, 2012 842 8,581
Men-owned firms, 2012 470 4,496
Women-owned firms, 2012 229 3,285
Minority-owned firms, 2012 146 2,242
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 640 6,066
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 139 1,355
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 614 6,816
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 43.4 479.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 257.12 268.96
FIPS Code 51057 51179
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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