Emporia, Virginia Population 2021

5,312
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Emporia Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 63.21%
  • White: 28.02%
  • Two or more races: 8.36%
  • Asian: 0.26%
  • Native American: 0.07%
  • Other race: 0.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Emporia, Virginia is 5,312based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,363.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,927.

Emporia, Virginia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American3,44063.21%
White1,52528.02%
Two or More Races4558.36%
Asian140.26%
Some Other Race40.07%
American Indian and Alaska Native40.07%
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Emporia Population By Race

Emporia Population Pyramid 2021

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Emporia Median Age

35.4


Total

33.6


Male

36.2


Female

Emporia Adults

There are 3,878 adults, (916 of whom are seniors) in Emporia.

Emporia Age Dependency

83.7

Age Dependency Ratio

30.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Emporia Sex Ratio

Mujer

2,987

54.89%

Masculino

2,455

45.11%

Emporia Population by Age

Emporia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Emporia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67.9%32.1%
All40.1%59.9%
Non Family33.3%66.7%
Masculino25.4%74.6%
Mujer21.9%78.1%

40.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Emporia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,0862.4940.1
Non Family7531.0533.3
Married6292.9467.9
Mujer5663.6921.9
Masculino1383.4225.4

3.25

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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Emporia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2998.51%
9th to 12th Grade42512.09%
High School Graduate1,18733.77%
Some College83623.78%
Associates Degree2828.02%
Bachelors Degree38010.81%
Graduate Degree1063.02%
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Emporia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Emporia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black2,3401,773237
White951838226
Hispanic19813821
2+ Races1061062
Asian1414
Native American4

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 23.76%.

Emporia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$26,549$31,161$24,928
Less Than 9th Grade$21,786$33,152$
High School Graduate$26,213$22,313$30,813
Some College$24,147$41,250$23,769
Bachelors Degree$36,098$62,841$35,433
Graduate Degree$63,750$$54,500

$26,549

Average Earnings

$31,161

Average Male

$24,928

Average Female

Emporia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Emporia Language by Age

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Emporia Language

93.54% of Emporia residents speak only English, while 6.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.09% of the population.

Emporia Language

Emporia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,33181324.41%
Multiple45531669.45%
Hispanic35922261.84%
White1,23019015.45%

26.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.93%

Male Poverty Rate

31.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Emporia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Emporia is Multiple, with 69.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Emporia is White, with 15.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.09%.

Emporia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.14%
Some College20.33%
High School20.33%
Bachelors or Greater6.17%

Emporia Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed60.89%
Female Employed17.15%
Male Unemployed9.12%
Male Employed5.19%

Emporia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Emporia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$27,063$46,692
Families$36,771$58,809
Married Families$77,264-
Non Families$17,670$24,346
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Income by Household Type

Emporia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.5%

Male Marriage Rate

31.2%

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 45-54.

Emporia Marital Status by Race

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Emporia Marital Status

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194

Number of Veterans

174

Male Veterans

20

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War63
Second Gulf War29
Vietnam16
Korea10
World War II8

Emporia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5465
75+62
55 to 6444
65 to 7412
18 to 3411

Emporia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black1355.35%
White594.87%

Emporia Veterans by Race

Emporia Veterans by Education

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6.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Emporia Veterans by Education

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60.8%

Labor Force Participation

46.6%

Employment Rate

23.4%

Unemployment Rate

Emporia Employment by Age

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Emporia Employment by Race

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Emporia Employment by Education

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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75.12%

Born in Emporia

97.24%

Native Born

2.76%

Foreign Born

1.78%

Non Citizen

0.97%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.24% of Emporia residents were born in the United States, with 75.12% having been born in Virginia. 1.78% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Emporia Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,312-17-0.32%
20205,329-17-0.32%
20195,346-17-0.32%
20185,363-104-1.90%
20175,467-11-0.20%
20165,478-80-1.44%
20155,558-39-0.70%
20145,597-96-1.69%
20135,693-120-2.06%
20125,813-28-0.48%
20115,841-80-1.35%
20105,9212560.44%
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%

Emporia Population by Year