James City County, VA

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2022 Population
78,818
1.4% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
47.1
0.641% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
7.28%
5.38% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$100,711
6.12% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$396,800
12.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, James City County, VA had a population of 78.8k people with a median age of 47.1 and a median household income of $100,711. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of James City County, VA grew from 77,733 to 78,818, a 1.4% increase and its median household income grew from $94,907 to $100,711, a 6.12% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in James City County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (73.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.35%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.69%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.55%).

None of the households in James City County, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.1% of the residents in James City County, VA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in James City County, VA was $396,800, and the homeownership rate was 77.6%.

Most people in James City County, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.2 minutes. The average car ownership in James City County, VA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

James City County, VA is home to a population of 78.8k people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.04% of James City County, VA residents were born outside of the country (5.55k people).

In 2022, there were 5.87 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (57.9k people) in James City County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.87k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.43k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.1%
2022 Citizenship
97.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.1% of James City County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in James City County, VA was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in James City County, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    57.9k ± 339
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    9.87k ± 380
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.43k ± 512
6.37%
Hispanic Population
5.02k people

In 2022, there were 5.87 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (57.9k people) in James City County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.87k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.43k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.37% of the people in James City County, VA are hispanic (5.02k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

7.04%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.55k people
6.75%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.25k people

As of 2022, 7.04% of James City County, VA residents (5.55k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in James City County, VA was 6.75%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,865 ± 392
  2. Vietnam
    2,579 ± 307
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,540 ± 323

James City County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of James City County, VA employs 34.8k people. The largest industries in James City County, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,661 people), Educational Services (4,418 people), and Retail Trade (4,218 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($89,730), Public Administration ($88,675), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($79,107).

Occupations

34.8k
2022 Value
± 1,536
−0.569%
1 Year decline
± 6.33%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in James City County, VA declined at a rate of −0.569%, from 35k employees to 34.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in James City County, VA, are Sales & Related Occupations (4,341 people), Management Occupations (3,872 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,281 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of James City County, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

34.8k
2022 Value
± 1,536
−0.569%
1 Year decline
± 6.33%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in James City County, VA declined at a rate of −0.569%, from 35k employees to 34.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in James City County, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,661 people), Educational Services (4,418 people), and Retail Trade (4,218 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of James City County, VA, though some of these residents may live in James City County, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$56,075
Median earning men ± $4,195
$41,611
Median earning women ± $2,524

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($138,958), Public Administration ($101,205), and Manufacturing ($97,813).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($78,125), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,350), and Public Administration ($63,241).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.1M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 643
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 492
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 433
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in James City County, VA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 51.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (46.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.43%).

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.

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

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.

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US Representatives from Virginia

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

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.884% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.904% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.71M), Bachelors Degree (1.47M), and Some college (1.4M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in James City County, VA was $396,800 in 2022, which is 1.41 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $352,700 to $396,800, a 12.5% increase. The homeownership rate in James City County, VA is 77.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in James City County, VA have an average commute time of 26.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in James City County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in James City County, VA is $100,711. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in James City County, VA was Census Tract 803.04 with a value of $153,632, followed by Census Tract 802.02 and Census Tract 804.02, with respective values of $106,810 and $105,337.

Property

$396,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,389
$23,820
Median Property Taxes
±$1,118

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In James City County, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

77.6%
Homeownership
2022
70%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.6% of the housing units in James City County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 803.04
  2. Census Tract 802.02
  3. Census Tract 804.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in James City County, VA was Census Tract 803.04 with a value of $153,632, followed by Census Tract 802.02 and Census Tract 804.02, with respective values of $106,810 and $105,337.

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

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Household Income

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$100,711
Median Household Income
± $4,670
30.7k
Number of Households
± 1,382

In 2022, the median household income of the 30.7k households in James City County, VA grew to $100,711 from the previous year's value of $94,907.

The following chart displays the households in James City 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 $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for James City County, VA is from Virginia.
0.475
2022 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.164% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (14.1%)
  3. Carpooled (6.39%)

In 2022, 76.9% of workers in James City County, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (14.1%) and those who carpooled to work (6.39%).

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Commute Time

26.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in James City County, VA have a shorter commute time (26.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.32% of the workforce in James City County, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

7.28% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in James City County, VA (5.68k out of 78k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in James City County, VA is White, followed by Black 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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Health

94.8% of the population of James City County, VA has health coverage, with 43.7% on employee plans, 7.4% on Medicaid, 17.7% on Medicare, 19.2% on non-group plans, and 6.82% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in James City County, VA see 814 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.853% decrease from the previous year (821 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 902 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 289 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.1% were men and 52.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

814 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in James City County, VA

Primary care physicians in James City County, VA see an average of 814 patients per year. This represents a 0.853% decrease from the previous year (821 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.4% under 18 years, 15.1% between 18 and 34 years, 37.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 26.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.1% were men and 52.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.19%
Uninsured
43.7%
Employer Coverage
7.4%
Medicaid
17.7%
Medicare
19.2%
Non-Group
6.82%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in James City County, VA grew by 0.0817% from 5.19% to 5.19%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 37.9 in James City County, VA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 31.4% in James City County, VA.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.93% in James City County, VA.

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