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Essex County, Virginia Facts

Facts
State Virginia
Land area 257.1 square miles
Population Density 43.4 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 11,229
Population change 0.7%
Under 5 years of age 5.5%
Under 18 20.6%
65 and over 19.8%
Females 52.8%
White 57.1
Hispanic or Latino of any race 3.3
Asian 1%
Two or more races 2.3%
Black or African American 38.5%
Native American 0.9%
Pacific Islander 0.2%
Had graduated from high school 77%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 14.7%
Veterans 929
Households and Housing
Households 4,286
Persons per household 2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more 94.6%
Median household income $44,885
The per capita income $21,532
Live below the poverty line. 11.1%
housing units 5,765
Multi-unit structures 9%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $160,800
Residents owning their homes. 76.2%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 1,078
Women-owned firms 0%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $224,598
Retail sales per capita $20,827
Manufacturers shipments $56,903
Merchant wholesaler sales $8,496