Bland County, VA

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Population
6,447
1.18% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
Median Age
46.1

Poverty Rate
8.43%

Median Household Income
$50,511
7.64% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$102,400
6.31% 1-year decline
Number of Employees
2,555
0.892% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Bland County, VA had a population of 6.45k people with a median age of 46.1 and a median household income of $50,511. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Bland County, VA declined from 6,524 to 6,447, a -1.18% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,927 to $50,511, a 7.64% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bland County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (96.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.85%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.01%), White (Hispanic) (0.512%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.171%). NaNk% of the people in Bland County, VA speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Bland County, VA is $102,400, and the homeownership rate is 82.7%. Most people in Bland County, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Bland County, VA is 3 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Virginia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Virginia went to Donald J. Trump with 82% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (14.4%), followed by Other (3.6%). The most partisan county was Petersburg city, VA with 87.2% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Bland County, VA is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Virginia
82% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Virginia
  1. 87.2% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 82% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 81.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Virginia was Petersburg city, VA with 87.2% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Virginia colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Virginia over time, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Bland County, VA have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Bland County, VA is home to a population of 6.45k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2018, 0.403% of Bland County, VA residents were born outside of the country (26 people).

In 2018, there were 52.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.21k people) in Bland County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 119 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 65 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bland County, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.21k ± 63
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    119 ± 43
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    65 ± 51.9
0.745%
Hispanic Population
48 people

In 2018, there were 52.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.21k people) in Bland County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 119 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 65 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.745% of the people in Bland County, VA are hispanic (48 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Bland County, VA as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.403%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
26 people
0.705%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
46 people

As of 2018, 0.403% of Bland County, VA residents (26 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bland County, VA was 0.705%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

46
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
39
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 20.2

In 2018, the median age of all people in Bland County, VA was 46.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Bland County, VA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Bland County, VA residents was 45.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    103,545 ± 7,851 people
  2. India
    82,876 ± 7,033 people
  3. Mexico
    56,021 ± 5,792 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 103,545 Virginia residents, followed by India with 82,876 and Mexico with 56,021.

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Citizenship

99.6%
2018 Citizenship
99.6%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.6% of Bland County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Bland County, VA was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    171 ± 62
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    74 ± 48
  3. Korea
    61 ± 47

Bland County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Bland County, VA is $50,511. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Bland County, VA was Census Tract 402 with a value of $50,813, followed by Census Tract 401 and N/A, with respective values of $50,350 and N/A.

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,180. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Bland County, VA employs 2.56k people. The largest industries in Bland County, VA are Manufacturing (451 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (410 people), and Retail Trade (310 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($52,071), Construction ($45,865), and Wholesale Trade ($45,069).

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,511
2018 value
± $4,943
7.64%
1 Year Growth
± 15%

Households in Bland County, VA have a median annual income of $50,511, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,927 in 2017, which represents a 7.64% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Bland County, VA compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$74,183
Average Male Salary in Virginia
± $1,323
$55,180
Average Female Salary in Virginia
± $1,030

In 2017, full-time male employees in Virginia made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Virginia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Virginia
  1. Asian
    $68,169 ± $3,324
  2. White
    $60,529 ± $977
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $56,661 ± $29,375

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Virginia.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bland County, VA is from Virginia.
0.478
2017 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.477
2016 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2017, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0649% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Virginia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 402
  2. Census Tract 401
  3. N/A

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bland County, VA was Census Tract 402 with a value of $50,813, followed by Census Tract 401 and N/A, with respective values of $50,350 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Bland County, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.43% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bland County, VA (481 out of 5.71k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 65 - 74.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    470 ± 135
  2. Two Or More
    11 ± 86
  3. Hispanic
    2 ± 85

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bland County, VA is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

2.56k
2018 Value
± 309
-0.892%
1 Year decline
± 17.7%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Bland County, VA declined at a rate of -0.892%, from 2.58k employees to 2.56k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bland County, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (380 people), Production Occupations (333 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (323 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bland County, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bland County, VA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (380 people), Production Occupations (333 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (323 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bland County, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.27 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.1 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.6 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bland County, VA, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($100,089), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($77,396), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($76,979).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.56k
2018 Value
± 309
-0.892%
1 Year decline
± 17.7%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Bland County, VA declined at a rate of -0.892%, from 2.58k employees to 2.56k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bland County, VA, are Manufacturing (451 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (410 people), and Retail Trade (310 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bland County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Bland County, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Bland County, VA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (451 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (410 people), and Retail Trade (310 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bland County, VA has an unusually high number of Wholesale Trade (1.97 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.75 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.66 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bland County, VA, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($52,071), Construction ($45,865), and Wholesale Trade ($45,069).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $27.5B
  2. $26B
  3. $22.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $27.5B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($26B) and Electronics ($22.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$254B
2015 Value in Virginia
$373B
Projected 2045 Value in Virginia
46.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Virginia trade was $254B. This is expected to increase 46.7% to $373B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $23.4B
  2. $12.9B
  3. $11.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $23.4B, followed by North Carolina with $12.9B and Pennsylvania and $11.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bland County, VA was $102,400 in 2018, which is 0.446 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $109,300 to $102,400, a 6.31% decrease. The homeownership rate in Bland County, VA is 82.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bland County, VA have an average commute time of 28.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bland County, VA is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$102,400
2018 Median
± $13,406
$109,300
2017 Median
± $13,722

In 2018, the median property value in Bland County, VA declined from to $102,400 from the previous year's value of $109,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bland County, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bland County, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$50,511
Median Household Income
± $4,943
2.52k
Number of Households
± 300

In 2018, the median household income of the 2.52k households in Bland County, VA grew to $50,511 from the previous year's value of $46,927.

The following chart displays the households in Bland County, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Bland County, VA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bland County, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

82.7%
2018 Homeownership
82.6%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 82.7% of the housing units in Bland County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 82.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Bland County, VA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

28.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bland County, VA have a longer commute time (28.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.88% of the workforce in Bland County, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    89.8%
  2. Carpooled
    5.59%
  3. Worked At Home
    1.5%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Bland County, VA was Drove Alone (89.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (5.59%) and those who Worked At Home (1.5%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

3 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bland County, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bland County, VA have 3 cars, followed by 2 cars.

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Health

91.5% of the population of Bland County, VA has health coverage, with 52.8% on employee plans, 9.86% on Medicaid, 18.1% on Medicare, 8.35% on non-group plans, and 2.47% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Virginia was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Bland County, VA see 0 patients per year on average, which represents a NaNk% change from the previous year (0 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1628 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3256 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.6%). Additionally, Petersburg city has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

0 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Bland County, VA

Primary care physicians in Bland County, VA see an average of 0 patients per year. This represents a NaNk% change from the previous year (0 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Bland County, VA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,556
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Virginia
$4,218
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$7,361
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$9,677
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.42%, from $7,306 to $7,556.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.46%
Uninsured
52.8%
Employer Coverage
9.86%
Medicaid
18.1%
Medicare
8.35%
Non-Group
2.47%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bland County, VA declined by 1.32% from 8.57% to 8.46%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bland County, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 15.6% prevalence
  2. 15.6% prevalence
  3. 15.4% prevalence

Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Virginia, at 15.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Virginia by county over multiple years.

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