New Kent County, VA

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2022 Population
23,296
3.45% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
43.2
2.61% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
3.92%
15.5% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$113,120
11.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$354,200
14.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, New Kent County, VA had a population of 23.3k people with a median age of 43.2 and a median household income of $113,120. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of New Kent County, VA grew from 22,519 to 23,296, a 3.45% increase and its median household income grew from $101,628 to $113,120, a 11.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in New Kent County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (77.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (13.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4%), White (Hispanic) (2.18%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.2%).

None of the households in New Kent 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.

98.1% of the residents in New Kent County, VA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in New Kent County, VA was $354,200, and the homeownership rate was 92.3%.

Most people in New Kent County, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.7 minutes. The average car ownership in New Kent County, VA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

New Kent County, VA is home to a population of 23.3k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.49% of New Kent County, VA residents were born outside of the country (813 people).

In 2022, there were 5.88 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18k people) in New Kent County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.05k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 931 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.1%
2022 Citizenship
97.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.1% of New Kent County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in New Kent County, VA was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in New Kent County, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    18k ± 101
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.05k ± 221
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    931 ± 268
4%
Hispanic Population
931 people

In 2022, there were 5.88 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18k people) in New Kent County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.05k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 931 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4% of the people in New Kent County, VA are hispanic (931 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

3.49%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
813 people
3.48%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
784 people

As of 2022, 3.49% of New Kent County, VA residents (813 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 New Kent County, VA was 3.48%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    595 ± 174
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    530 ± 199
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    424 ± 150

New Kent County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of New Kent County, VA employs 12.2k people. The largest industries in New Kent County, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,589 people), Construction (1,490 people), and Manufacturing (1,156 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($93,472), Information ($92,969), and Utilities ($91,842).

Occupations

12.2k
2022 Value
± 932
5.45%
1 Year growth
± 10.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in New Kent County, VA grew at a rate of 5.45%, from 11.5k employees to 12.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in New Kent County, VA, are Management Occupations (2,059 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,113 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,085 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of New Kent County, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

12.2k
2022 Value
± 932
5.45%
1 Year growth
± 10.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in New Kent County, VA grew at a rate of 5.45%, from 11.5k employees to 12.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in New Kent County, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,589 people), Construction (1,490 people), and Manufacturing (1,156 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of New Kent County, VA, though some of these residents may live in New Kent 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

$63,224
Median earning men ± $8,216
$48,848
Median earning women ± $7,824

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($92,969), Manufacturing ($88,281), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($85,625).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($113,750), Manufacturing ($95,496), and Public Administration ($80,000).

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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. 94
    Construction
  2. 80
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 63
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New Kent County, VA went to Donald J. Trump with 66.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (31.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.19%).

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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Race

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 New Kent County, VA was $354,200 in 2022, which is 1.26 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $309,000 to $354,200, a 14.6% increase. The homeownership rate in New Kent County, VA is 92.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in New Kent County, VA have an average commute time of 31.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in New Kent County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$354,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,707
$8,011
Median Property Taxes
±$713

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 New Kent County, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in New Kent County, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

92.3%
Homeownership
2022
68.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 92.3% of the housing units in New Kent County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 89.9%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 7001
  2. Census Tract 7002

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

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Household Income

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$113,120
Median Household Income
± $6,953
8.68k
Number of Households
± 726

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.68k households in New Kent County, VA grew to $113,120 from the previous year's value of $101,628.

The following chart displays the households in New Kent 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 New Kent 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 (74.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (17.9%)
  3. Carpooled (6.45%)

In 2022, 74.2% of workers in New Kent County, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (17.9%) and those who carpooled to work (6.45%).

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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Commute Time

31.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in New Kent County, VA have a longer commute time (31.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.82% of the workforce in New Kent 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 New Kent County, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in New Kent County, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

3.92% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in New Kent County, VA (889 out of 22.7k 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 75+, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

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

96.3% of the population of New Kent County, VA has health coverage, with 62.5% on employee plans, 4.48% on Medicaid, 14.6% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 2.3% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in New Kent County, VA see 2886 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.78% decrease from the previous year (3199 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4730 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1028 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.3% were men and 49.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,886 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New Kent County, VA

Primary care physicians in New Kent County, VA see an average of 2,886 patients per year. This represents a 9.78% decrease from the previous year (3,199 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.6% under 18 years, 17.6% between 18 and 34 years, 43.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.3% were men and 49.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.7%
Uninsured
62.5%
Employer Coverage
4.48%
Medicaid
14.6%
Medicare
12.4%
Non-Group
2.3%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in New Kent County, VA declined by 15.7% from 4.38% to 3.7%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in New Kent 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 32.1% in New Kent County, VA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.61% in New Kent County, VA.

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