Northumberland County, Virginia Population 2021

Northumberland County, Virginia's estimated population is 11,949 with a growth rate of -0.61% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Northumberland County, Virginia is the 109th largest county in Virginia. The 2010 Population was 12,355 and has seen a growth of -3.29% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202111,949-73-0.61%
202012,022-73-0.60%
201912,095-73-0.60%
201812,168-103-0.84%
201712,271950.78%
201612,176-65-0.53%
201512,241-15-0.12%
201412,256-42-0.34%
201312,298-124-1.00%
201212,422-29-0.23%
201112,451960.78%
201012,3551,83117.40%
199010,5246967.08%
19809,8285896.38%
19709,239-946-9.29%
196010,1851731.73%
195010,012-451-4.31%
194010,463-618-5.58%
193011,081-437-3.79%
192011,5187416.88%
191010,7779319.46%
19009,8461,96124.87%
18907,885-44-0.55%
18807,9291,06615.53%
18706,863-668-8.87%
18607,5311852.52%
18507,346-578-7.29%
18407,924-29-0.36%
18307,953-63-0.79%
18208,016-292-3.51%
18108,3085056.47%
18007,803-1,360-14.84%
17909,1630.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.61%
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Founded
1648
County Seat
2010 Population
12,355
Growth Since 2010
-3.29%
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Northumberland County, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,60570.59%
Black or African American3,33127.33%
Two or More Races2191.80%
American Indian and Alaska Native190.16%
Asian160.13%
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Northumberland County, Virginia Population by Race

Northumberland County, Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Northumberland County, Virginia Median Age

58.9


Total

58.7


Male

59.1


Female

Northumberland County, Virginia Adults

There are 10,378 adults, (4,473 of whom are seniors) in Northumberland County, Virginia.

Northumberland County, Virginia Age Dependency

106.4

Age Dependency Ratio

75.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Northumberland County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

6,259

51.35%

Male

5,931

48.65%

Northumberland County, Virginia Population by Age

Northumberland County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Northumberland County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male94.8%5.2%
Married93.6%6.4%
All89.2%10.8%
Non Family88.9%11.1%
Female68.8%31.2%

89.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Northumberland County, Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,5842.1889.2
Married2,9052.6493.6
Non Family1,8731.1688.9
Female6513.0468.8
Male1552.4894.8

2.63

Average Family Size

2.18

Average Household Size

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Northumberland County, Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2312.35%
9th to 12th Grade6476.60%
High School Graduate3,20632.68%
Some College2,00320.42%
Associates Degree8909.07%
Bachelors Degree1,72717.60%
Graduate Degree1,10611.27%
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Northumberland County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Northumberland County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White7,1826,7052,567
Black2,4842,107185
2+ Races704620
Hispanic585845
Asian161616

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 100.00%.

Northumberland County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,028$44,821$26,862
Less Than 9th Grade$31,419$37,845$
High School Graduate$29,898$33,553$17,452
Some College$32,066$53,232$26,188
Bachelors Degree$58,750$66,375$49,327
Graduate Degree$53,224$48,250$54,088

$34,028

Average Earnings

$44,821

Average Male

$26,862

Average Female

Northumberland County, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Northumberland County, Virginia Language by Age

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Northumberland County, Virginia Language

96.64% of Northumberland County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 3.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.51% of the population.

Northumberland County, Virginia Language

Northumberland County, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,45289710.61%
Black3,33171621.50%
Multiple21910246.58%
Hispanic1066157.55%

14.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.31%

Male Poverty Rate

13.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Northumberland County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Northumberland County, Virginia is Hispanic, with 57.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Northumberland County, Virginia is White, with 10.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.16%.

Northumberland County, Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.22%
High School17.40%
Some College7.22%
Bachelors or Greater6.42%

Northumberland County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed38.10%
Male Unemployed22.63%
Female Employed11.83%
Male Employed2.70%

Northumberland County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Northumberland County, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$62,632$80,208
Families$71,203$88,970
Married Families$80,530-
Non Families$42,386$60,966
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Income by Household Type

Northumberland County, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

57.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.5%

Male Marriage Rate

54.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Northumberland County, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Northumberland County, 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.

Northumberland County, Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Northumberland County, Virginia Marital Status

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1,335

Number of Veterans

1,264

Male Veterans

71

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam572
First Gulf War157
Korea129
Second Gulf War84
World War II10

Northumberland County, Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+534
65 to 74481
55 to 64182
35 to 5475
18 to 3463

Northumberland County, Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,03713.58%
Black27910.58%
Native American19100.00%

Northumberland County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Northumberland County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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3.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Northumberland County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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47.5%

Labor Force Participation

45.3%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Northumberland County, Virginia Employment by Age

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Northumberland County, Virginia Employment by Race

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Northumberland 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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56.06%

Born in Northumberland County, Virginia

98.68%

Native Born

1.32%

Foreign Born

0.84%

Non Citizen

0.48%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.68% of Northumberland County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 56.06% having been born in Virginia. 0.84% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Northumberland 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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