Tappahannock, Virginia Population 2021

2,426
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Tappahannock is a city located in Essex County Virginia. It is also the county seat of Essex County. With a 2020 population of 2,426, it is the 87th largest city in Virginia and the 6924th largest city in the United States . Tappahannock is currently growing at a rate of 0.50% annually and its population has increased by 2.15% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,375 in 2010. Tappahannock reached it's highest population of 2,453 in 2011. Spanning over 3 miles, Tappahannock has a population density of 909 people per square mile.

The average household income in Tappahannock is $49,282 with a poverty rate of 30.80%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $866 per month, and the median house value is $179,300. The median age in Tappahannock is 39.1 years, 37 years for males, and 39.7 years for females.

Tappahannock Demographics

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

  • White: 49.85%
  • Black or African American: 47.34%
  • Two or more races: 2.37%
  • Asian: 0.44%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Tappahannock, Virginia is 2,426 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,390.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,375.

Tappahannock, Virginia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,03149.85%
Black or African American97947.34%
Two or More Races492.37%
Asian90.44%
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Tappahannock Population by Race

Tappahannock Population Pyramid $2021

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Tappahannock Median Age

39.1


Total

37


Male

39.7


Female

Tappahannock Adults

There are 1,586 adults, (404 of whom are seniors) in Tappahannock.

Tappahannock Age Dependency

75

Age Dependency Ratio

34.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Tappahannock Sex Ratio

Female

1,162

56.19%

Male

906

43.81%

Tappahannock Population by Age

Tappahannock Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Tappahannock Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67.3%32.7%
All42.1%57.9%
Non Family33.7%66.3%
Female6.5%93.5%
Male0%100%

42.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Tappahannock Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9042.1442.1
Non Family4161.1233.7
Married3462.5367.3
Female1243.926.5
Male185.830

2.96

Average Family Size

2.14

Average Household Size

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Tappahannock Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade604.26%
9th to 12th Grade16111.44%
High School Graduate45232.13%
Some College30721.82%
Associates Degree755.33%
Bachelors Degree21715.42%
Graduate Degree1359.59%
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Tappahannock Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Tappahannock Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White770695279
Black58243650
2+ Races353518
Hispanic1111
Asian995

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 55.56%.

Tappahannock Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,083$33,807$31,212
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$24,559$$26,528
Some College$32,756$34,489$28,603
Bachelors Degree$44,063$56,250$42,031
Graduate Degree$44,500$44,000$50,500

$32,083

Average Earnings

$33,807

Average Male

$31,212

Average Female

Tappahannock Earnings by Educational Attainment

Tappahannock Language by Age

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Tappahannock Language

95.66% of Tappahannock residents speak only English, while 4.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 1.60% of the population.

Tappahannock Language

Tappahannock Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black96850752.38%
White948869.07%
Multiple492142.86%
Asian9555.56%

30.80%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.96%

Male Poverty Rate

30.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tappahannock

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tappahannock is Asian, with 55.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tappahannock is White, with 9.07% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.96%.

Tappahannock Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.71%
High School25.87%
Some College18.38%
Bachelors or Greater14.12%

Tappahannock Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Unemployed36.84%
Male Employed13.04%
Female Employed12.96%

Tappahannock Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Tappahannock Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,500$49,282
Families$45,804$60,161
Married Families$53,864-
Non Families$29,762$35,402
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Income by Household Type

Tappahannock Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.5%

Male Marriage Rate

36.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Tappahannock Married by Age and Sex

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Tappahannock Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Tappahannock Marital Status by Race

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Tappahannock Marital Status

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102

Number of Veterans

102

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam38
Second Gulf War26
First Gulf War21
Korea16
World War II9

Tappahannock Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5432
75+27
55 to 6423
65 to 7420
18 to 34

Tappahannock Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White627.27%
Black294.40%
2+ Races1128.95%

Tappahannock Veterans by Race

Tappahannock Veterans by Education

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10.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tappahannock Veterans by Education

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60.8%

Labor Force Participation

51.6%

Employment Rate

12.7%

Unemployment Rate

Tappahannock Employment by Age

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Tappahannock Employment by Race

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Tappahannock 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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69.78%

Born in Tappahannock

95.31%

Native Born

4.69%

Foreign Born

2.85%

Non Citizen

1.84%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.31% of Tappahannock residents were born in the United States, with 69.78% having been born in Virginia. 2.85% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Tappahannock Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20212,426120.50%
20202,414120.50%
20192,402120.50%
20182,390-16-0.67%
20172,406-22-0.91%
20162,428-7-0.29%
20152,43550.21%
20142,430-19-0.78%
20132,44940.16%
20122,445-8-0.33%
20112,45350.20%
20102,4480.00%

Tappahannock Population by Year