Essex County, Virginia Population 2021

Essex County, Virginia's estimated population is 11,067 with a growth rate of 0.52% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Essex County, Virginia is the 114th largest county in Virginia. The 2010 Population was 11,146 and has seen a growth of -0.71% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202111,067570.52%
202011,010570.52%
201910,953570.52%
201810,896-73-0.67%
201710,969-108-0.97%
201611,077-19-0.17%
201511,096250.23%
201411,071-90-0.81%
201311,161260.23%
201211,135-34-0.30%
201111,169230.21%
201011,1462,45728.28%
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%
17909,1220.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.52%
County Website
Founded
1692
County Seat
2010 Population
11,146
Growth Since 2010
-0.71%
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Essex County, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,11555.60%
Black or African American4,31939.27%
Some Other Race3132.85%
Two or More Races1831.66%
Asian680.62%
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Essex County, Virginia Population by Race

Essex County, Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Essex County, Virginia Median Age

46.3


Total

47.1


Male

45.7


Female

Essex County, Virginia Adults

There are 8,773 adults, (2,443 of whom are seniors) in Essex County, Virginia.

Essex County, Virginia Age Dependency

73.7

Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Essex County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

6,028

54.81%

Male

4,970

45.19%

Essex County, Virginia Population by Age

Essex County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Essex County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.8%19.2%
All67.1%32.9%
Non Family61%39%
Female45.3%54.7%
Male34.8%65.2%

67.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Essex County, Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,5552.3867.1
Married2,1622.8180.8
Non Family1,5811.1661
Female6053.7445.3
Male2073.2634.8

2.9

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

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Essex County, Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3664.64%
9th to 12th Grade1,02813.04%
High School Graduate2,97337.71%
Some College1,76322.36%
Associates Degree3834.86%
Bachelors Degree1,00112.70%
Graduate Degree3694.68%
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Essex County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Essex County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White4,6574,0091,038
Black2,8872,154240
Hispanic15015032
2+ Races13513538
Other Race9292
Asian544122

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 40.74%.

Essex County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,316$42,959$27,240
Less Than 9th Grade$31,250$43,000$20,167
High School Graduate$31,311$41,932$25,065
Some College$33,906$40,764$28,009
Bachelors Degree$41,548$44,375$36,786
Graduate Degree$54,570$61,591$53,320

$35,316

Average Earnings

$42,959

Average Male

$27,240

Average Female

Essex County, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Essex County, Virginia Language by Age

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Essex County, Virginia Language

96.40% of Essex County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 3.60% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.36% of the population.

Essex County, Virginia Language

Essex County, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black4,30489220.72%
White5,97086314.46%
Asian684972.06%
Multiple1833116.94%

16.80%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.77%

Male Poverty Rate

18.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Essex County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Essex County, Virginia is Asian, with 72.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Essex County, Virginia is White, with 14.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.95%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.28%.

Essex County, Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.71%
High School17.97%
Some College8.83%
Bachelors or Greater7.16%

Essex County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed50.77%
Female Unemployed39.78%
Female Employed8.48%
Male Employed4.59%

Essex County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Essex County, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,954$62,500
Families$58,475$72,991
Married Families$69,583-
Non Families$33,218$38,159
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Income by Household Type

Essex County, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.7%

Male Marriage Rate

44.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Essex County, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Essex County, Virginia Marital Status

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636

Number of Veterans

613

Male Veterans

23

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam332
First Gulf War65
Korea50
World War II31
Second Gulf War26

Essex County, Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74265
75+170
55 to 64125
35 to 5476
18 to 34

Essex County, Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4779.31%
Black1484.46%
2+ Races116.88%

Essex County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Essex County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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6.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Essex County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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61.2%

Labor Force Participation

56.7%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

Essex County, Virginia Employment by Age

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Essex County, Virginia Employment by Race

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Essex County, Virginia 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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76.18%

Born in Essex County, Virginia

98.45%

Native Born

1.55%

Foreign Born

0.54%

Non Citizen

1.02%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.45% of Essex County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 76.18% having been born in Virginia. 0.54% 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

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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