Clarke County, VA

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2022 Population
14,882
1.06% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
48.4
1.68% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
5.4%
7.18% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$107,475
24.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$496,600
24% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Clarke County, VA had a population of 14.9k people with a median age of 48.4 and a median household income of $107,475. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Clarke County, VA grew from 14,726 to 14,882, a 1.06% increase and its median household income grew from $86,633 to $107,475, a 24.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Clarke County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.56%), White (Hispanic) (3.87%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.59%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.01%).

None of the households in Clarke 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.

98.3% of the residents in Clarke County, VA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Clarke County, VA was $496,600, and the homeownership rate was 77.9%.

Most people in Clarke County, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 35.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Clarke County, VA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Clarke County, VA is home to a population of 14.9k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.79% of Clarke County, VA residents were born outside of the country (713 people).

In 2022, there were 18.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.5k people) in Clarke County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 678 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 576 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.3%
2022 Citizenship
98%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.3% of Clarke County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Clarke County, VA was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Clarke County, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    12.5k ± 99
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    678 ± 101
  3. White (Hispanic)
    576 ± 239
6.62%
Hispanic Population
985 people

In 2022, there were 18.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.5k people) in Clarke County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 678 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 576 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.62% of the people in Clarke County, VA are hispanic (985 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

4.79%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
713 people
5.34%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
787 people

As of 2022, 4.79% of Clarke County, VA residents (713 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 Clarke County, VA was 5.34%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    466 ± 128
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    296 ± 139
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    113 ± 66

Clarke County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Clarke County, VA employs 7.4k people. The largest industries in Clarke County, VA are Retail Trade (907 people), Construction (835 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (818 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($98,229), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($95,313), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($80,564).

Occupations

7.4k
2022 Value
± 599
1.36%
1 Year growth
± 11.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Clarke County, VA grew at a rate of 1.36%, from 7.3k employees to 7.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clarke County, VA, are Management Occupations (1,352 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (771 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (757 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clarke County, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.4k
2022 Value
± 599
1.36%
1 Year growth
± 11.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Clarke County, VA grew at a rate of 1.36%, from 7.3k employees to 7.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clarke County, VA, are Retail Trade (907 people), Construction (835 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (818 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clarke County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Clarke 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

$60,429
Median earning men ± $4,979
$45,403
Median earning women ± $3,995

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($146,500), Public Administration ($124,792), and Wholesale Trade ($95,114).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($113,500), Construction ($76,622), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($54,722).

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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. 115
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  2. 112
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 71
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Clarke County, VA went to Donald J. Trump with 55.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (42%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.91%).

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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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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 Clarke County, VA was $496,600 in 2022, which is 1.76 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $400,500 to $496,600, a 24% increase. The homeownership rate in Clarke County, VA is 77.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Clarke County, VA have an average commute time of 35.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Clarke County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$496,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$40,555
$4,376
Median Property Taxes
±$458

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

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

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Rent vs Own

77.9%
Homeownership
2022
69%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.9% of the housing units in Clarke County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.4%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 102
  2. Census Tract 103

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

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Household Income

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$107,475
Median Household Income
± $15,896
5.62k
Number of Households
± 528

In 2022, the median household income of the 5.62k households in Clarke County, VA grew to $107,475 from the previous year's value of $86,633.

The following chart displays the households in Clarke 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 Clarke 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 (74.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (14.5%)
  3. Carpooled (6.25%)

In 2022, 74.5% of workers in Clarke County, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (14.5%) and those who carpooled to work (6.25%).

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

35.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clarke County, VA have a longer commute time (35.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.7% of the workforce in Clarke 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 Clarke County, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Clarke County, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

5.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clarke County, VA (789 out of 14.6k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Clarke 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

94% of the population of Clarke County, VA has health coverage, with 58.3% on employee plans, 5.78% on Medicaid, 15.8% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 1.89% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Clarke County, VA see 2924 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.654% increase from the previous year (2905 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2924 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1625 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,924 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Clarke County, VA

Primary care physicians in Clarke County, VA see an average of 2,924 patients per year. This represents a 0.654% increase from the previous year (2,905 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Clarke 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 21.1% under 18 years, 14.6% between 18 and 34 years, 43.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.98%
Uninsured
58.3%
Employer Coverage
5.78%
Medicaid
15.8%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
1.89%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clarke County, VA declined by 24.7% from 7.94% to 5.98%.

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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 Clarke 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 31.9% in Clarke County, VA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.49% in Clarke County, VA.

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