Statewide Claims to Fame

Emporia is 6th in Virginia out of 185 other cities in Income below poverty line

Emporia is 6th in Virginia out of 185 other cities in Race - Black or African American

Emporia is 17th in Virginia out of 185 other cities in Female residents

Emporia is 19th in Virginia out of 59 other cities in Retail sales per capita

Emporia, Virginia Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Emporia Rank Virginia US
Current population (2012) 5,740 58th 8,185,867 313,914,040
Size in square miles 6.9 87th 39,490.1 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 859.7 167th 202.6 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Emporia Rank Virginia US
Residents younger than 5 6.9% 81st 6.2% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 25.8% 68th 22.7% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 16.9% 34th 13.0% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Emporia Rank Virginia US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 72.3% 179th 86.6% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 16.0% 169th 34.4% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Emporia Rank Virginia US
Race - White 32.7% 179th 71.1% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 62.5% 6th 19.7% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3% 120th 0.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.7% 171st 6.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 41st 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.5% 176th 2.6% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 4.4% 124th 8.4% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 31.2% 173rd 64.1% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Emporia Rank Virginia US
Female residents 53.9% 17th 50.9% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 2.9% 158th 11.0% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Emporia Rank Virginia US
Housing units 2,565 159th 3,387,654 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 22.3% 93rd 21.4% 25.9%
Households 2,525 155th 2,991,025 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 48.2% 161st 68.4% 66.1%
Home median value $94,500 177th $254,600 $186,200
People per household 2.2 160th 2.6 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Emporia Rank Virginia US
Income per capita $19,492 166th $33,040 $27,915
Income per household $30,481 179th $63,302 $52,762
Income below poverty line 28.9% 6th 10.7% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Emporia Rank Virginia US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 598 105th 638,643 27,092,908
Retail sales $131,626 80th $105,663,299 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $23,509 19th $13,687 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $24,206 65th $15,340,483 $613,795,732

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