|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Emporia is 5,667. Emporia, Virginia is the 4,476th largest city in the US.
Emporia is located entirely in Emporia city.
The peak population of Emporia was in 2010, when its population was 5,927. In 2010, Emporia was the 4,196th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 4,476th largest city in the US. Emporia is currently 4.4% smaller than it was in 2010.
Emporia has shrunk 0.0% since the year 2000. Emporia, Virginia's growth is below average. 66% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Emporia has a population density of 859.7 people per square mile.
|4690||Big Stone Gap||5,206||-9.5%|
|4471||Nashville, North Carolina||5,682||28.1%|
|4481||New Brighton, Pennsylvania||5,653||-14.5%|
|4482||Chisago City, Minnesota||5,649||46.4%|
The total voting age population of Emporia, Virginia, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 3,781. The voting age population is 43.5% male and 56.5% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 16.8% of the residents of Emporia are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Emporia are 63.2% Black, 28.0% White, 8.4% Two or more races, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% American Indian and 0.1% Other. Additionally, 6.8% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Emporia, 27.0% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 41.6%. On a per-household basis, 22.2% of families are below the poverty line in Emporia.
Among those aged 16 and older, 60.8% of Emporia residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 79.4% of Emporia residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 13.8% have a bachelor's degree and 3.0% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Emporia residents aged 5 and older, 6.5% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 6.1% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.1% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.3% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Emporia is 23.4%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Emporia, 13.1% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Emporia is $27,063.
In Emporia, 40.1% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 59.9% of housing units in Emporia.
Of all the housing units in Emporia, 10.9% of them were build before 1940.
In Emporia, 11.1% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 260 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Emporia is $694.
In Emporia, 65.2% of households have an active broadband internet connection.