Essex County, Virginia Population 2024

10,786

Essex County, Virginia's estimated 2024 population is 10,786 with a growth rate of 0.73% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Essex County, Virginia is the 113th largest county in Virginia. The 2010 population was 11,145 and has seen a growth of -3.22% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202911,176780.7%
202811,098780.71%
202711,020780.71%
202610,942780.72%
202510,864780.72%
202410,786780.73%
202310,708780.73%
202210,630780.74%
202110,552-43-0.41%
202010,595-341-3.12%
201910,936470.43%
201810,889-71-0.65%
201710,960-113-1.02%
201611,073-18-0.16%
201511,091250.23%
201411,066-92-0.82%
201311,158250.22%
201211,133-35-0.31%
201111,168230.21%
201011,145
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%
17909,122-2,054-18.38%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.73% (78)
County Website
Essex County
County Seat
2010 Population
11,145
Area
257 mi²
Density
42 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-3.22% (-359)
Founded
1692

Essex County, Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,06857.23%
Black or African American3,99437.67%
Two or more races4394.14%
Asian600.57%
Native American350.33%
Other race60.06%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Essex County, Virginia Population by Race

Essex County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2024

Essex County, Virginia Median Age

46.9

Total

47

Male

46.6

Female

Essex County, Virginia Adults

There are 8,753 adults, (2,490 of whom are seniors) in Essex County, Virginia.

Essex County, Virginia Age Dependency

69.3

Age Dependency Ratio

39.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Essex County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female5,61452.95%
Male4,98847.05%

Essex County, Virginia Population by Age

Essex County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,2582.4665.434.6
Married1,9362.927129
Non Family1,6001.1167.332.8
Female5884.2141.358.7
Male1344.2267.232.8
showing: 5 rows

3.13

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

65.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Essex County, 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

Essex County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Essex County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 37.58%.

Essex County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,937

Average Earnings

$48,065

Average Male

$28,105

Average Female

Essex County, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Essex County, Virginia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Essex County, Virginia Language

93.98% of Essex County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 6.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.37% of the population.

Essex County, Virginia Language

Essex County, Virginia Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black3,96188522.34%
White5,65683614.78%
Multiple4395312.07%
Hispanic469285.97%
Asian602338.33%
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17.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.12%

Male Poverty Rate

18.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Essex County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Essex County, Virginia is Asian, with 38.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Essex County, Virginia is Hispanic, with 5.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.47%.

Essex County, Virginia Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School18.69%
Less Than 9th Grade16.22%
Bachelors or Greater10.43%
Some College9.31%
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Essex County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed53.52%
Female Unemployed42.06%
Female Employed7.9%
Male Employed3.1%
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Essex County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Essex County, Virginia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Essex County, Virginia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.2%

Male Marriage Rate

41.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Essex County, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Essex County, Virginia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

697

Number of Veterans

647

Male Veterans

50

Female Veterans

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Essex County, Virginia Veterans by War

count

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Essex County, Virginia Veterans by Age

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Essex County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Essex County, Virginia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.89%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.99%

Veteran Disability Rate

Essex County, Virginia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.2%

Labor Force Participation

48.7%

Employment Rate

9.9%

Unemployment Rate

Essex County, Virginia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Essex County, Virginia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Essex County, 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

75.23%

Born in Essex County, Virginia

98.69%

Native Born

1.31%

Foreign Born

0.25%

Non Citizen

1.07%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.69% of Essex County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 75.23% having been born in Virginia. 0.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Essex County, Virginia Place of Birth

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