Emporia, Virginia Population 2024

5,199

Emporia, Virginia's estimated 2024 population is 5,199 with a growth rate of -2.64% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Emporia, Virginia is the 129th largest county in Virginia. The 2010 population was 5,920 and has seen a growth of -12.18% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,494-141-3.04%
20284,635-141-2.95%
20274,776-141-2.87%
20264,917-141-2.79%
20255,058-141-2.71%
20245,199-141-2.64%
20235,340-141-2.57%
20225,481-141-2.51%
20215,622-87-1.52%
20205,7093005.55%
20195,409130.24%
20185,396-93-1.69%
20175,48920.04%
20165,487-82-1.47%
20155,569-37-0.66%
20145,606-91-1.6%
20135,697-119-2.05%
20125,816-25-0.43%
20115,841-79-1.33%
20105,920
19905,3064669.63%
19804,840-460-8.68%
19705,30080617.94%
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2024 Growth Rate
-2.64% (-141)
2020 Population
5,709
Area
7 mi²
Density
743 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-8.93% (-510)

Emporia, Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American3,44060.56%
White1,40024.65%
Two or more races79614.01%
Asian440.77%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
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Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Emporia, Virginia Population by Race

Emporia, Virginia Population Pyramid 2024

Emporia, Virginia Median Age

39.9

Total

37.3

Male

42.3

Female

Emporia, Virginia Adults

There are 4,171 adults, (1,007 of whom are seniors) in Emporia, Virginia.

Emporia, Virginia Age Dependency

79.5

Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Emporia, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female3,14955.44%
Male2,53144.56%

Emporia, Virginia Population by Age

Emporia, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,2452.434060
Non Family8611.0941.858.2
Female6832.9320.879.2
Married5503.3863.636.4
Male1514.2531.168.9
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3

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

40.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Emporia, Virginia Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Emporia, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Emporia, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 65.91%.

Emporia, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,709

Average Earnings

$46,410

Average Male

$33,838

Average Female

Emporia, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Emporia, Virginia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Emporia, Virginia Language

94.64% of Emporia, Virginia residents speak only English, while 5.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.22% of the population.

Emporia, Virginia Language

Emporia, Virginia Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black3,34173421.97%
Multiple78812816.24%
White1,200625.17%
Asian441534.09%
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17.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.28%

Male Poverty Rate

22.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Emporia, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Emporia, Virginia is Asian, with 34.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Emporia, Virginia is White, with 5.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.79%.

Emporia, Virginia Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.13%
High School14.96%
Some College7.46%
Bachelors or Greater2.62%
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Emporia, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed37.5%
Female Employed14.4%
Male Employed
Female Unemployed
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Emporia, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Emporia, Virginia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Emporia, Virginia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

30.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.7%

Male Marriage Rate

27.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Emporia, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Emporia, Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Emporia, Virginia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Emporia, Virginia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

286

Number of Veterans

286

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Emporia, Virginia Veterans by War

count

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Emporia, Virginia Veterans by Age

count

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Emporia, Virginia Veterans by Race

Emporia, Virginia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0.7%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Emporia, Virginia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.2%

Labor Force Participation

49.5%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Emporia, Virginia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Emporia, Virginia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Emporia, Virginia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

72.71%

Born in Emporia, Virginia

96.78%

Native Born

3.22%

Foreign Born

1.2%

Non Citizen

2.02%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.78% of Emporia, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 72.71% having been born in Virginia. 1.2% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Emporia, Virginia Place of Birth

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