Poverty in Emporia, Virginia

What is the poverty rate in Emporia, Virginia?
The poverty rate in Emporia is 30.9%. One out of every 3.2 residents of Emporia lives in poverty.

How many people in Emporia, Virginia live in poverty?
1,631 of 5,278 Emporia residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Emporia compare to the rest of Virginia?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Virginia is 11.2%, meaning Emporia has a dramatically higher than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of Virginia.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Emporia, Virginia Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

3,415

33.4% 25.2% 62.1%

White

1,522

23.3% 10.3% 27.7%

What's the Poverty Rate in Emporia, Virginia By Race?

33.4% of Black residents of Emporia, Virginia live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in Emporia, Virginia is the same as than the national average. 1,141 of 3,415 black Virginians live below the poverty line. Approximately 62.1% of the total population of Emporia, Virginia are black.

23.3% of White residents of Emporia, Virginia live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Emporia, Virginia is dramatically higher than the national average of 10.3%. 355 of 1,522 white Virginians live below the poverty line. Approximately 27.7% of the total population of Emporia, Virginia are white.

Emporia, Virginia Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Emporia, Virginia?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Emporia, Virginia is 30.2%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Emporia, Virginia is 31.5%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Emporia, Virginia

Female residents of Emporia, Virginia are slightly(4%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

729 of 2,414 males in Emporia live below the poverty line.

902 of 2,864 females in Emporia live below the poverty line.

Emporia, Virginia Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Emporia can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Emporia, Virginia have a Poverty Rate of 50.3%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Emporia, Virginia have a Poverty Rate of 23.6%.

Poverty for younger ages in Emporia is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Emporia, Virginia have a Poverty Rate of 97.9%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Emporia, Virginia have a Poverty Rate of 43.1%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Emporia can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Emporia, Virginia have a Poverty Rate of 66.9%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Emporia, Virginia have a Poverty Rate of 51.7%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Emporia, Virginia have a Poverty Rate of 16.9%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Emporia, Virginia have a Poverty Rate of 0.0%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Emporia, Virginia Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Emporia, Virginia?

Emporia, Virginia Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Emporia, Virginia Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

32.2%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

57.3%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

62.2%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

22.9%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

23.6%

75 to 84 Years Old

20.0%

Over 85 Years Old

30.4%

Emporia, Virginia Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Emporia, Virginia born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Emporia, Virginia who were born citizens of the United States is 30.6%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Emporia, Virginia who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 41.6%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Emporia, Virginia born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Emporia, Virginia have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 5,141 residents of Emporia, Virginia who were born citizens of the United States, 1,574 (30.6%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 57 (41.6%) of 137 residents of Emporia, Virginia who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Emporia, Virginia

The poverty rate in Emporia is 30.9%.
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