Surry County, VA

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2022 Population
6,546
0.259% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
50.5
0.198% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.3%
9.69% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$68,655
12.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$231,400
11.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Surry County, VA had a population of 6.55k people with a median age of 50.5 and a median household income of $68,655. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Surry County, VA declined from 6,563 to 6,546, a −0.259% decrease and its median household income grew from $61,105 to $68,655, a 12.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Surry County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (53.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (41.7%), White (Hispanic) (1.44%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.44%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.947%).

None of the households in Surry 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.

99.1% of the residents in Surry County, VA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Surry County, VA was $231,400, and the homeownership rate was 77.9%.

Most people in Surry County, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 40.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Surry County, VA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Surry County, VA is home to a population of 6.55k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.99% of Surry County, VA residents were born outside of the country (130 people).

In 2022, there were 1.29 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.53k people) in Surry County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.73k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 94 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2022 Citizenship
98.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.1% of Surry County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Surry County, VA was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Surry County, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.53k ± 19
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.73k ± 29
  3. White (Hispanic)
    94 ± 58
2.83%
Hispanic Population
185 people

In 2022, there were 1.29 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.53k people) in Surry County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.73k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 94 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.83% of the people in Surry County, VA are hispanic (185 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.99%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
130 people
2.15%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
141 people

As of 2022, 1.99% of Surry County, VA residents (130 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 Surry County, VA was 2.15%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    267 ± 82
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    226 ± 94
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    214 ± 104

Surry County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.18 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Surry County, VA employs 3.15k people. The largest industries in Surry County, VA are Educational Services (427 people), Manufacturing (364 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (317 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($125,461), Utilities ($98,231), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($92,266).

Occupations

3.15k
2022 Value
± 340
−1.19%
1 Year decline
± 15.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Surry County, VA declined at a rate of −1.19%, from 3.19k employees to 3.15k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Surry County, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (335 people), Transportation Occupations (259 people), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (255 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Surry County, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.15k
2022 Value
± 340
−1.19%
1 Year decline
± 15.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Surry County, VA declined at a rate of −1.19%, from 3.19k employees to 3.15k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Surry County, VA, are Educational Services (427 people), Manufacturing (364 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (317 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Surry County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Surry 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

$52,564
Median earning men ± $4,062
$31,829
Median earning women ± $8,277

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($125,921), Wholesale Trade ($76,905), and Manufacturing ($76,875).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($60,227), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($50,729), and Manufacturing ($50,542).

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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%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Virginia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 17
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  2. 14
    Retail Trade
  3. 14
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Surry County, VA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 53.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (45.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.895%).

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 Surry County, VA was $231,400 in 2022, which is 0.821 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $207,200 to $231,400, a 11.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Surry County, VA is 77.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Surry County, VA have an average commute time of 40.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Surry County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$231,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$19,011
$2,139
Median Property Taxes
±$249

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 Surry County, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

77.9%
Homeownership
2022
68.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.9% of the housing units in Surry County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8602
  2. Census Tract 8601

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

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Household Income

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$68,655
Median Household Income
± $7,518
2.75k
Number of Households
± 295

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.75k households in Surry County, VA grew to $68,655 from the previous year's value of $61,105.

The following chart displays the households in Surry 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Surry 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 (81.2%)
  2. Carpooled (11.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.75%)

In 2022, 81.2% of workers in Surry County, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.3%) and those who worked at home (3.75%).

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

40.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Surry County, VA have a longer commute time (40.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.59% of the workforce in Surry 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 Surry County, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Surry County, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Surry County, VA (870 out of 6.52k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

93.1% of the population of Surry County, VA has health coverage, with 46.5% on employee plans, 13.5% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 14.7% on non-group plans, and 3.4% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.9% were men and 49.1% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 17.9% under 18 years, 16.7% between 18 and 34 years, 41.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.9% were men and 49.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.93%
Uninsured
46.5%
Employer Coverage
13.5%
Medicaid
15%
Medicare
14.7%
Non-Group
3.4%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Surry County, VA declined by 23.6% from 9.07% to 6.93%.

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Health Outcomes

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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 38.4% in Surry County, VA.

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