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Smyth County, Virginia; Salem city, Virginia (County); Westmoreland County, Virginia; Mecklenburg County, Virginia; Halifax County, Virginia

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Smyth County, Virginia
Salem city, Virginia (County)
Westmoreland County, Virginia
Mecklenburg County, Virginia
Halifax County, Virginia
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 30,472 25,643 17,830 30,650 34,120
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) NA NA NA NA NA
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 30,472 25,643 17,830 30,650 34,120
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) NA NA NA NA NA
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 32,214 24,835 17,460 32,720 36,243
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) NA NA NA NA NA
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) -5.4% 3.3% 2.1% -6.3% -5.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 32,208 24,802 17,454 32,727 36,241
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.6%
5.4%
5.4%
4.8%
5.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent
19.2%
19.9%
18.9%
18.5%
20.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
22.0%
18.9%
25.4%
25.6%
24.4%
Female persons, percent
51.0%
52.4%
51.2%
51.4%
52.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
95.8%
87.6%
69.1%
62.3%
61.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
2.5%
7.7%
26.2%
34.6%
36.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.4%
0.8%
0.4%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.5%
2.0%
0.9%
0.9%
0.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.1%
2.2%
2.9%
1.8%
1.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
2.2%
3.4%
6.7%
3.1%
2.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
93.9%
85.0%
64.0%
60.0%
59.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 2,102 1,994 1,909 2,536 2,666
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 1.4% 2.6% 4.0% 1.7% 2.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 15,363 10,867 10,998 19,011 18,193
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 71.4% 64.9% 74.5% 69.9% 74.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $95,000 $176,800 $210,900 $133,200 $112,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $945 $1,364 $1,475 $1,040 $999
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $315 $464 $479 $363 $312
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $595 $915 $1,009 $693 $644
Building permits, 2018 17 0 95 68 42
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 12,881 9,881 7,612 11,815 14,025
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.35 2.33 2.30 2.53 2.42
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 88.9% 83.3% 88.7% 92.7% 93.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 2.5% 3.6% 6.3% 2.1% 3.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 77.4% 89.1% 84.9% 69.4% 67.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 68.2% 77.5% 74.4% 56.2% 55.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 83.1% 89.6% 86.1% 80.6% 81.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 14.3% 29.1% 20.3% 18.4% 15.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 19.3% 7.6% 8.6% 15.4% 12.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
10.7%
8.5%
13.1%
11.9%
11.3%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 51.8% 60.9% 56.4% 50.0% 53.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 47.0% 58.9% 53.9% 50.0% 50.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 28,962 75,592 D 46,566 35,956
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 143,838 737,759 13,215 153,679 159,946
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 832,988 1,335,725 167,041 298,021 573,433
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 1,228,306 31,224 158,989 99,184
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 271,994 507,769 109,793 417,087 358,082
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $8,575 $20,335 $6,265 $13,137 $9,989
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 21.3 19.9 41.0 24.8 24.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $40,425 $57,185 $54,268 $42,025 $42,289
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $22,297 $31,274 $32,637 $23,943 $22,716
Persons in poverty, percent
20.4%
9.7%
16.4%
18.7%
14.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 498 1,018 318 790 707
Total employment, 2017 8,706 18,712 2,481 9,491 9,725
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 309,367 903,204 68,239 311,392 344,003
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 -0.8% 1.1% -2.3% -3.9% -0.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 1,444 1,450 1,198 1,625 1,822
All firms, 2012 2,013 2,039 1,250 2,217 2,257
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,192 1,051 680 1,247 1,271
Women-owned firms, 2012 644 545 464 702 745
Minority-owned firms, 2012 44 209 216 476 433
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,890 1,642 996 1,631 1,726
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 294 161 256 271 241
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,608 1,600 907 1,784 1,922
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 71.4 1,717.9 76.1 52.3 44.3
Land area in square miles, 2010 450.93 14.44 229.38 625.49 817.84
FIPS Code 51173 51775 51193 51117 51083
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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