Albemarle County, VA

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2022 Population
112,513
0.965% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39.7
1.02% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
7.09%
3.06% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$97,708
7.88% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$450,200
16.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
54,574
0.407% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Albemarle County, VA had a population of 113k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $97,708. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Albemarle County, VA grew from 111,438 to 112,513, a 0.965% increase and its median household income grew from $90,568 to $97,708, a 7.88% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Albemarle County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (75.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.84%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.58%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.48%), and White (Hispanic) (2.74%).

None of the households in Albemarle 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.

94.4% of the residents in Albemarle County, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Albemarle County, VA are University of Virginia-Main Campus (9,615 degrees awarded in 2022) and Piedmont Virginia Community College (233116) (1,061 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Albemarle County, VA was $450,200, and the homeownership rate was 67.2%.

Most people in Albemarle County, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Albemarle County, VA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Albemarle County, VA is home to a population of 113k people, from which 94.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.97% of Albemarle County, VA residents were born outside of the country (11.2k people).

In 2022, there were 8.59 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (85.4k people) in Albemarle County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.94k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.28k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.4%
2022 Citizenship
94.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.4% of Albemarle County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Albemarle County, VA was 94.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Albemarle County, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    85.4k ± 282
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    9.94k ± 420
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    6.28k ± 262
5.9%
Hispanic Population
6.63k people

In 2022, there were 8.59 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (85.4k people) in Albemarle County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.94k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.28k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.9% of the people in Albemarle County, VA are hispanic (6.63k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    107,605 ± 8,003 people
  2. India
    98,735 ± 7,670 people
  3. Mexico
    59,855 ± 5,986 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 107,605 Virginia residents, followed by India with 98,735 and Mexico with 59,855.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.97%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
11.2k people
10.4%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
11.6k people

As of 2022, 9.97% of Albemarle County, VA residents (11.2k 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 Albemarle County, VA was 10.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,097 ± 281
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,595 ± 335
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    612 ± 170

Albemarle County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Albemarle County, VA employs 54.6k people. The largest industries in Albemarle County, VA are Educational Services (11,031 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,886 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (6,801 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($120,189), Finance & Insurance ($105,875), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($85,794).

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $69,674. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.475, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

54.6k
2022 Value
± 1,785
−0.407%
1 Year decline
± 4.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Albemarle County, VA declined at a rate of −0.407%, from 54.8k employees to 54.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Albemarle County, VA, are Management Occupations (8,276 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (5,989 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,811 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Albemarle County, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

54.6k
2022 Value
± 1,785
−0.407%
1 Year decline
± 4.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Albemarle County, VA declined at a rate of −0.407%, from 54.8k employees to 54.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Albemarle County, VA, are Educational Services (11,031 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,886 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (6,801 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Albemarle County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Albemarle 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

$63,023
Median earning men ± $3,045
$48,340
Median earning women ± $2,759

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($122,132), Information ($104,074), and Public Administration ($94,848).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($66,335), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,893), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($59,721).

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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. 1,445
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 764
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 726
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Albemarle County, VA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 65.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (32.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.57%).

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

In 2022, universities in Albemarle County, VA awarded 10,676 degrees. The student population of Albemarle County, VA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 13,885 male students and 17,219 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Albemarle County, VA are White (6,068 and 61.3%), followed by Asian (1,215 and 12.3%), Unknown (879 and 8.88%), and Hispanic or Latino (658 and 6.65%).

The largest universities in Albemarle County, VA by number of degrees awarded are University of Virginia-Main Campus (9,615 and 90.1%) and Piedmont Virginia Community College (233116) (1,061 and 9.94%).

The most popular majors in Albemarle County, VA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,247 and 11.7%), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (641 and 6%), and General Business Administration & Management (588 and 5.51%).

The median tuition cost in Albemarle County, VA for a public four year colleges is $18,059 for in-state students and $53,325 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Albemarle County, VA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 18.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 42.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 31,104 (44.6% men and 55.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 31,104 students enrolled in Albemarle County, VA, 44.6% men and 55.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 16,868 records, of which 56.6% were women and 43.4% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Albemarle County, VA was Econometrics & Quantitative Economics with 416 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 9,615 degrees awarded
  2. 1,061 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Virginia-Main Campus with 9,615 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 5,062 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Albemarle County, VA, which is 0.902 times less than the 5,614 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 6,068 degrees mean that there were 4.99 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 1,215 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($18,059) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,366) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,800) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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 Albemarle County, VA was $450,200 in 2022, which is 1.6 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $386,400 to $450,200, a 16.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Albemarle County, VA is 67.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Albemarle County, VA have an average commute time of 22.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Albemarle County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Albemarle County, VA is $97,708. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Albemarle County, VA was Census Tract 102.02 with a value of $180,956, followed by Census Tract 110 and Census Tract 112.02, with respective values of $176,600 and $165,357.

In 2022, 13.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Albemarle County, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.686%.

Property

$450,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,694
$29,604
Median Property Taxes
±$1,209

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

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Rent vs Own

67.2%
Homeownership
2022
68.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67.2% of the housing units in Albemarle County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 102.02
  2. Census Tract 110
  3. Census Tract 112.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Albemarle County, VA was Census Tract 102.02 with a value of $180,956, followed by Census Tract 110 and Census Tract 112.02, with respective values of $176,600 and $165,357.

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Household Income

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$97,708
Median Household Income
± $3,686
44k
Number of Households
± 1,540

In 2022, the median household income of the 44k households in Albemarle County, VA grew to $97,708 from the previous year's value of $90,568.

The following chart displays the households in Albemarle 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 Albemarle 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 (68.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (18%)
  3. Carpooled (7.68%)

In 2022, 68.3% of workers in Albemarle County, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (18%) and those who carpooled to work (7.68%).

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Commute Time

22.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Albemarle County, VA have a shorter commute time (22.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.07% of the workforce in Albemarle County, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Albemarle County, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.686%.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.09% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Albemarle County, VA (7.38k out of 104k 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 Albemarle County, VA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 7% of the children was living in poverty in Albemarle County, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 100 in Albemarle County, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 23.6 per 100,000 population.

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Health

94.2% of the population of Albemarle County, VA has health coverage, with 56.1% on employee plans, 6.25% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 14.5% on non-group plans, and 1.82% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Albemarle County, VA see 696 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.42% decrease from the previous year (706 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 979 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 601 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47% were men and 53% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

696 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Albemarle County, VA

Primary care physicians in Albemarle County, VA see an average of 696 patients per year. This represents a 1.42% decrease from the previous year (706 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.3% under 18 years, 21% between 18 and 34 years, 36.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47% were men and 53% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.78%
Uninsured
56.1%
Employer Coverage
6.25%
Medicaid
15.5%
Medicare
14.5%
Non-Group
1.82%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Albemarle County, VA grew by 1.07% from 5.72% to 5.78%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 33.5 in Albemarle County, VA.

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Health Behaviors

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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 27.7% in Albemarle County, VA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.72% in Albemarle County, VA.

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