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The economy of Accomack County, VA employs 14,137 people. The economy of Accomack County, VA is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Manufacturing; and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, which employ respectively 3.95; 1.74; and 1.63 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Accomack County, VA are Manufacturing (2,537), Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,817), and Retail trade (1,568), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($50,682), Finance & Insurance ($38,021), and Transportation & Warehousing ($33,111).

Median household income in Accomack County, VA is $38,503. Males in Accomack County, VA have an average income that is 1.42 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,384. The income inequality of Accomack County, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.44 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Accomack County, VA. In Accomack County, VA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 65-74 and 65-74, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 51 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,676. Petersburg city, VA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Virginia.


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Accomack County, VA is home to a population of 33,060 people, from which 94.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Accomack County, VA is composed of 20,031 White residents (60.6%), 9,547 Black residents (28.9%), 2,910 Hispanic residents (8.8%), 354 Two+ residents (1.07%), and 122 Native residents (0.37%). The most common foreign languages in Accomack County, VA are Spanish (2,557 speakers), French Creole (299 speakers), and Italian (117 speakers), but compared to other places, Accomack County, VA has a relative high number of French Creole (299 speakers), Italian (117 speakers), and Greek (21 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Accomack County, VA awarded 133 degrees. The student population of Accomack County, VA is skewed towards females, with 35 male students and 98 female students. Most students in Accomack County, VA are White (73 and 54.9%), followed by Black or African American (41 and 30.8%), Hispanic or Latino (17 and 12.8%), and Two or more races (1 and 0.75%). The largest universities in Accomack County, VA by number of graduates are Eastern Shore Community College (133 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Accomack County, VA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (41 and 30.8%), Child Care Provider (11 and 8.27%), and Industrial Electronics Technology (7 and 5.26%). The median tuition costs in Accomack County, VA are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Accomack County, VA is $151,900, which is 0.74 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $153,300 to $151,900, a 0.91% increase. The homeownership rate of Accomack County, VA is 69.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Accomack County, VA have an average commute time of 20.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Accomack County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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