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Halifax County, Virginia; Smyth County, Virginia

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Table

Halifax County, Virginia
Smyth County, Virginia
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
33,738
29,477
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
33,738
29,477
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
34,022
29,800
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.8%
-1.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 34,022 29,800
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 36,241 32,208
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.4%
4.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.5%
19.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
25.3%
22.7%
Female persons, percent
51.9%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
61.2%
95.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
36.0%
2.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.7%
0.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.7%
1.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
2.5%
2.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
59.6%
93.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 2,450 1,912
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 1.9% 1.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 17,357 15,086
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 74.8% 70.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $118,500 $99,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $983 $942
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $321 $315
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $678 $615
Building permits, 2021 102 17
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 14,155 12,694
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.36 2.35
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 94.1% 87.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 4.0% 2.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 69.2% 82.0%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 60.5% 73.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 82.4% 83.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 16.1% 14.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 14.8% 19.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
9.3%
8.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 51.4% 50.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 50.3% 47.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 42,846 31,190
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 195,258 162,087
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) D 29,534
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 357,669 272,651
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $10,340 $8,860
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 25.6 22.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $43,714 $41,088
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $24,368 $23,016
Persons in poverty, percent
17.8%
15.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 668 500
Total employment, 2020 9,794 8,616
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 393,175 307,892
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -0.9% -7.2%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 1,799 1,416
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 659 378
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 421 169
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 77 86
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 69 S
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 486 271
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S S
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 480 239
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 41.6 66.0
Population per square mile, 2010 44.3 71.4
Land area in square miles, 2020 817.73 451.44
Land area in square miles, 2010 817.84 450.93
FIPS Code 51083 51173
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., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

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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