Essex County, Virginia Population 2019

Essex County, Virginia's estimated population is 11,011 with a growth rate of -0.68% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Essex County, Virginia is the 113th largest county in Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201810,919-92-0.84%
201711,011-75-0.68%
201611,086-11-0.10%
201511,097300.27%
201411,067-90-0.81%
201311,157250.22%
201211,132-35-0.31%
201111,167210.19%
201011,1462,45728.28%
19908,689-175-1.97%
19808,8641,76524.86%
19707,0994096.11%
19606,6901602.45%
19506,530-476-6.79%
19407,006300.43%
19306,976-1,566-18.33%
19208,542-563-6.18%
19109,105-596-6.14%
19009,701-346-3.44%
189010,047-985-8.93%
188011,0321,10511.13%
18709,927-542-5.18%
186010,4692632.58%
185010,206-1,103-9.75%
184011,3097887.49%
183010,5216126.18%
18209,9095335.68%
18109,376-132-1.39%
18009,5083864.23%
17909,1220.00%

How Many People Live in Essex County, Virginia?

11,011

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,16755.64%
Black or African American4,19237.82%
Some Other Race3042.74%
Two or More Races2902.62%
American Indian and Alaska Native1090.98%
Asian210.19%

Essex County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2019

Essex County, Virginia Median Age

44.8


Total

45.6


Male

44.3


Female

Essex County, Virginia Adults

There are 8,736 adults, (2,285 of whom are seniors) in Essex County, Virginia.

Essex County, Virginia Age Dependency

71.8

Age Dependency Ratio

35.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Essex County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

6,184

55.80%

Male

4,899

44.20%

Essex County, Virginia Households and Families

Essex County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Essex County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83%17%
All70.5%29.5%
Male66.8%33.2%
Non Family62.8%37.2%
Female46.2%53.8%

70.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,4702.4470.5
Married2,0632.9883
Non Family1,6251.1462.8
Female5023.4646.2
Male2804.1466.8

3.09

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

6.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Essex County, Virginia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4075.24%
9th to 12th Grade94412.16%
High School Graduate2,74935.43%
Some College1,73822.40%
Associates Degree4595.91%
Bachelors Degree1,00112.90%
Graduate Degree4625.95%

Essex County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,6354,0051,104
Black2,7472,087341
Multiple Races13611412
Hispanic129129
Other Race9393
Native American9253
Asian21216

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 28.57%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,923$39,797$25,977
Less Than High School$30,956$37,692$21,544
High School Grad$29,375$36,856$21,729
Some College$30,827$45,313$26,369
Bachelors Degree$42,216$54,519$41,315
Graduate Degree$50,350$41,250$51,200

$31,923

Average Earnings

$39,797

Average Male

$25,977

Average Female

Essex County, Virginia Language

Essex County, Virginia Language by Age

Essex County, Virginia Language

97.00% of Essex County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 3.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.25% of the population.

Essex County, Virginia Poverty

Essex County, Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black4,17777718.60%
White6,0215108.47%
Native1092119.27%
Multiple290175.86%
Hispanic378143.70%
Other304103.29%
Asian21628.57%

12.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.77%

Male Poverty Rate

14.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Essex County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Essex County, Virginia is Asian, with 28.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Essex County, Virginia is Other, with 3.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.05%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.58%
High School10.69%
Some College9.90%
Bachelors or Greater2.54%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed58.82%
Male Unemployed14.37%
Female Employed8.21%
Male Employed3.95%

Essex County, Virginia Income

Essex County, Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,629$62,344
Families$59,854$75,636
Married Families$71,699-
Non Families$27,266$37,369

Essex County, Virginia Marital Status

Essex County, Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.4%

Male Marriage Rate

45.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Essex County, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

Essex County, Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Essex County, Virginia Marital Status by Race

Essex County, Virginia Veterans

685

Number of Veterans

685

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam373
Korea87
First Gulf War74
Second Gulf War35
World War II23

Essex County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White4648.98%
Black2217.03%

Essex County, Virginia Veterans by Education

9.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Essex County, Virginia Employment Status

62.4%

Labor Force Participation

58.9%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Essex County, Virginia Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

75.78%

Born in Virginia

98.41%

Native Born

1.59%

Foreign Born

0.63%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.41% of Essex County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 75.78% having been born in Virginia. 0.63% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Population of Cities in Essex County, Virginia

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990