Emporia, Virginia Population 2020

4,965
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Emporia is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 4,965, it is the 63rd largest city in Virginia and the 4771st largest city in the United States. Emporia is currently declining at a rate of -1.55% annually and its population has decreased by -16.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,927 in 2010. Emporia reached it's highest population of 5,920 in 2010. Spanning over 7 miles, Emporia has a population density of 719 people per square mile.

The average household income in Emporia is $45,698 with a poverty rate of 29.03%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $715 per month, and the median house value is $123,800. The median age in Emporia is 38.4 years, 36.6 years for males, and 39.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 81.0 males.

Emporia Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Emporia was:

  • Black or African American: 69.67%
  • White: 25.72%
  • Two or more races: 4.09%
  • Asian: 0.28%
  • Other race: 0.19%
  • Native American: 0.06%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Emporia, Virginia is 4,965, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,121.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,927.

Emporia, Virginia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American3,74969.67%
White1,38425.72%
Two or More Races2204.09%
Asian150.28%
Some Other Race100.19%
American Indian and Alaska Native30.06%
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Emporia Population Pyramid 2020

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Emporia Median Age

38.4


Total

36.6


Male

39.8


Female

Emporia Adults

There are 3,970 adults, (879 of whom are seniors) in Emporia.

Emporia Age Dependency

74.1

Age Dependency Ratio

28.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Emporia Sex Ratio

Female

2,973

55.25%

Male

2,408

44.75%

Emporia Households and Families

Emporia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Emporia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married63.4%36.6%
All41.5%58.5%
Non Family37.7%62.3%
Male26.9%73.1%
Female24.5%75.5%

41.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,1192.4341.5
Non Family7551.0337.7
Married6582.9263.4
Female5353.6824.5
Male1712.7526.9

3.13

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

3.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Emporia Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3068.43%
9th to 12th Grade50813.99%
High School Graduate1,30335.89%
Some College73020.10%
Associates Degree2978.18%
Bachelors Degree37310.27%
Graduate Degree1143.14%
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Emporia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Black2,4831,790260
White946853205
Hispanic15813320
Multiple Races87872
Asian1515
Other Race99
Native American3

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 white people with a rate of 21.67%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,557$31,190$27,340
Less Than High School$20,769$31,412$
High School Grad$27,365$25,156$29,361
Some College$24,761$40,682$23,805
Bachelors Degree$36,279$70,938$35,552
Graduate Degree$53,000$$50,962

$28,557

Average Earnings

$31,190

Average Male

$27,340

Average Female

Emporia Language

Emporia Language by Age

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Emporia Language

93.79% of Emporia residents speak only English, while 6.21% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.02% of the population.

Emporia Poverty

Emporia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,6201,09330.19%
White1,12226523.62%
Hispanic29613846.62%
Multiple2209945.00%

29.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.45%

Male Poverty Rate

31.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Emporia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Emporia is Hispanic, with 46.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Emporia is White, with 23.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.80%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.24%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School44.34%
High School23.99%
Some College14.52%
Bachelors or Greater3.29%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed63.45%
Male Unemployed15.38%
Female Employed10.90%
Male Employed7.96%

Emporia Income

Emporia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$30,857$45,698
Families$41,364$56,638
Married Families$75,682-
Non Families$15,031$24,847
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Emporia Marital Status

Emporia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.4%

Male Marriage Rate

28.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Emporia Married by Age and Sex

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Emporia 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.

Emporia Marital Status by Race

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Emporia Veterans

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207

Number of Veterans

190

Male Veterans

17

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War62
Second Gulf War32
Vietnam31
Korea16
World War II10
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Age Group Veterans
55 to 6476
35 to 5465
75+34
18 to 3420
65 to 7412
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Name Veterans % of Total
Black1324.91%
White756.47%

Emporia Veterans by Education

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4.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Emporia Employment Status

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60.4%

Labor Force Participation

46.4%

Employment Rate

23.3%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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74.02%

Born in Virginia

96.97%

Native Born

3.03%

Foreign Born

1.36%

Non Citizen

1.67%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.97% of Emporia residents were born in the United States, with 74.02% having been born in Virginia. 1.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20204,965-78-1.55%
20195,043-78-1.52%
20185,121-171-3.23%
20175,292-78-1.45%
20165,370-155-2.81%
20155,525-72-1.29%
20145,597-96-1.69%
20135,693-119-2.05%
20125,812-28-0.48%
20115,840-80-1.35%
20105,9202550.44%
20005,6653590.66%
19905,3064660.92%
19804,840-460-0.90%
19705,300-235-0.43%
19605,535-129-0.23%
19505,6642,9297.55%
19402,7350.00%