Tazewell County, VA

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2022 Population
40,392
0.549% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
44.6
1.11% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
18.1%
3.13% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$46,508
8.32% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$112,200
10.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
14,328
2.2% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Tazewell County, VA had a population of 40.4k people with a median age of 44.6 and a median household income of $46,508. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Tazewell County, VA declined from 40,615 to 40,392, a −0.549% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,937 to $46,508, a 8.32% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Tazewell County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.52%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.29%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.691%), and Black or African American (Hispanic) (0.517%).

None of the households in Tazewell 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.

99.6% of the residents in Tazewell County, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Tazewell County, VA are Southwest Virginia Community College (617 degrees awarded in 2022) and Bluefield University (327 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Tazewell County, VA was $112,200, and the homeownership rate was 72.6%.

Most people in Tazewell County, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Tazewell County, VA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Tazewell County, VA is home to a population of 40.4k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.896% of Tazewell County, VA residents were born outside of the country (362 people).

In 2022, there were 26.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (37.7k people) in Tazewell County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.42k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 520 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2022 Citizenship
99.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.6% of Tazewell County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Tazewell County, VA was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Tazewell County, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    37.7k ± 55
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.42k ± 175
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    520 ± 209
1.16%
Hispanic Population
468 people

In 2022, there were 26.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (37.7k people) in Tazewell County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.42k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 520 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.16% of the people in Tazewell County, VA are hispanic (468 people).

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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

0.896%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
362 people
0.948%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
385 people

As of 2022, 0.896% of Tazewell County, VA residents (362 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 Tazewell County, VA was 0.948%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    920 ± 198
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    290 ± 136
  3. Korea
    277 ± 119

Tazewell County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Tazewell County, VA employs 14.3k people. The largest industries in Tazewell County, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,362 people), Retail Trade (1,936 people), and Manufacturing (1,699 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($72,069), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($71,261), and Utilities ($58,984).

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

14.3k
2022 Value
± 905
−2.2%
1 Year decline
± 9.05%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Tazewell County, VA declined at a rate of −2.2%, from 14.7k employees to 14.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tazewell County, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,680 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,667 people), and Production Occupations (1,248 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tazewell County, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

14.3k
2022 Value
± 905
−2.2%
1 Year decline
± 9.05%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Tazewell County, VA declined at a rate of −2.2%, from 14.7k employees to 14.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tazewell County, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,362 people), Retail Trade (1,936 people), and Manufacturing (1,699 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tazewell County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Tazewell 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

$43,119
Median earning men ± $2,391
$31,177
Median earning women ± $1,928

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($71,439), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($64,771), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,974).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($71,964), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($44,338), and Public Administration ($40,265).

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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. 432
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 357
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 240
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Tazewell County, VA went to Donald J. Trump with 83% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (15.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.789%).

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 Tazewell County, VA awarded 944 degrees. The student population of Tazewell County, VA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,262 male students and 1,892 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Tazewell County, VA are White (789 and 84.1%), followed by Unknown (64 and 6.82%), Black or African American (36 and 3.84%), and Asian (20 and 2.13%).

The largest universities in Tazewell County, VA by number of degrees awarded are Southwest Virginia Community College (617 and 65.4%) and Bluefield University (327 and 34.6%).

The most popular majors in Tazewell County, VA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (181 and 19.2%), General Biomedical Sciences (84 and 8.9%), and Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, & Treatment Professions (66 and 6.99%).

The median tuition cost in Tazewell County, VA for private four year colleges is $27,600.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Tazewell County, VA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 63%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 24%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 3,154 (40% men and 60% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 3,154 students enrolled in Tazewell County, VA, 40% men and 60% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,523 records, of which 62.8% were women and 37.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 181 degrees awarded
  2. 54 degrees awarded
  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Tazewell County, VA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 181 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Tazewell County, VA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 617 degrees awarded
  2. 327 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southwest Virginia Community College with 617 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 359 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Tazewell County, VA, which is 0.614 times less than the 585 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 789 degrees mean that there were 12.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 64 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($27,600) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,820) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,890) 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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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 Tazewell County, VA was $112,200 in 2022, which is 0.398 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $101,700 to $112,200, a 10.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Tazewell County, VA is 72.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Tazewell County, VA have an average commute time of 24.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Tazewell County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Tazewell County, VA is $46,508. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Tazewell County, VA was Census Tract 207 with a value of $78,929, followed by Census Tract 206 and Census Tract 208, with respective values of $56,728 and $55,014.

In 2022, 9.71% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Tazewell County, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.388%.

Property

$112,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,230
$11,476
Median Property Taxes
±$723

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 Tazewell County, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

72.6%
Homeownership
2022
62.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.6% of the housing units in Tazewell County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 207
  2. Census Tract 206
  3. Census Tract 208

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tazewell County, VA was Census Tract 207 with a value of $78,929, followed by Census Tract 206 and Census Tract 208, with respective values of $56,728 and $55,014.

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

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Household Income

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$46,508
Median Household Income
± $3,300
15.8k
Number of Households
± 923

In 2022, the median household income of the 15.8k households in Tazewell County, VA grew to $46,508 from the previous year's value of $42,937.

The following chart displays the households in Tazewell 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 $10k - $15k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Tazewell 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 (85.6%)
  2. Carpooled (7.52%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.37%)

In 2022, 85.6% of workers in Tazewell County, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.52%) and those who worked at home (4.37%).

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Commute Time

24.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tazewell County, VA have a shorter commute time (24.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.03% of the workforce in Tazewell 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, 9.71% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Tazewell County, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.388%.

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Poverty & Diversity

18.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tazewell County, VA (7.04k out of 38.8k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 20.3% of the children was living in poverty in Tazewell County, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 208 in Tazewell County, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 77.9 per 100,000 population.

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Health

93.7% of the population of Tazewell County, VA has health coverage, with 38.3% on employee plans, 19.7% on Medicaid, 24.5% on Medicare, 9.16% on non-group plans, and 2.08% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Tazewell County, VA see 1845 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.646% decrease from the previous year (1857 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2384 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 450 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,845 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Tazewell County, VA

Primary care physicians in Tazewell County, VA see an average of 1,845 patients per year. This represents a 0.646% decrease from the previous year (1,857 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.6% under 18 years, 17.4% between 18 and 34 years, 38% between 35 and 64 years, and 23% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.31%
Uninsured
38.3%
Employer Coverage
19.7%
Medicaid
24.5%
Medicare
9.16%
Non-Group
2.08%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tazewell County, VA declined by 14% from 7.34% to 6.31%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 63.6 in Tazewell 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 35.8% in Tazewell County, VA.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.4% in Tazewell County, VA.

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