Shenandoah County, VA

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2022 Population
44,337
0.681% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
43.6
1.36% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
12.6%
10.2% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$62,149
6.04% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$247,600
10.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Shenandoah County, VA had a population of 44.3k people with a median age of 43.6 and a median household income of $62,149. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Shenandoah County, VA grew from 44,037 to 44,337, a 0.681% increase and its median household income grew from $58,609 to $62,149, a 6.04% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Shenandoah County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.6%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.22%), White (Hispanic) (3.05%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.54%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.43%).

None of the households in Shenandoah 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.

97.5% of the residents in Shenandoah County, VA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Shenandoah County, VA was $247,600, and the homeownership rate was 72.8%.

Most people in Shenandoah County, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Shenandoah County, VA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Shenandoah County, VA is home to a population of 44.3k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.61% of Shenandoah County, VA residents were born outside of the country (2.04k people).

In 2022, there were 26.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (37.9k people) in Shenandoah County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.43k Two+ (Hispanic) and 1.35k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.5%
2022 Citizenship
97.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.5% of Shenandoah County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Shenandoah County, VA was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Shenandoah County, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    37.9k ± 188
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    1.43k ± 415
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.35k ± 387
8.01%
Hispanic Population
3.55k people

In 2022, there were 26.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (37.9k people) in Shenandoah County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.43k Two+ (Hispanic) and 1.35k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.01% of the people in Shenandoah County, VA are hispanic (3.55k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

4.61%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.04k people
4.25%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.87k people

As of 2022, 4.61% of Shenandoah County, VA residents (2.04k 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 Shenandoah County, VA was 4.25%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,274 ± 201
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    681 ± 204
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    606 ± 159

Shenandoah County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.87 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Shenandoah County, VA employs 20.7k people. The largest industries in Shenandoah County, VA are Manufacturing (2,703 people), Retail Trade (2,490 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,485 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($58,914), Information ($56,298), and Public Administration ($56,250).

Occupations

20.7k
2022 Value
± 1,084
−0.697%
1 Year decline
± 7.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Shenandoah County, VA declined at a rate of −0.697%, from 20.8k employees to 20.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Shenandoah County, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,471 people), Management Occupations (1,932 people), and Production Occupations (1,842 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Shenandoah County, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

20.7k
2022 Value
± 1,084
−0.697%
1 Year decline
± 7.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Shenandoah County, VA declined at a rate of −0.697%, from 20.8k employees to 20.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Shenandoah County, VA, are Manufacturing (2,703 people), Retail Trade (2,490 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,485 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Shenandoah County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Shenandoah 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

$46,963
Median earning men ± $2,042
$31,984
Median earning women ± $2,716

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($80,563), Public Administration ($68,750), and Wholesale Trade ($61,375).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,145), Construction ($43,553), and Wholesale Trade ($42,500).

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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. 241
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 198
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  3. 192
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Shenandoah County, VA went to Donald J. Trump with 69.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (28.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.46%).

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.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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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.

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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 Shenandoah County, VA was $247,600 in 2022, which is 0.878 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $223,600 to $247,600, a 10.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Shenandoah County, VA is 72.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Shenandoah County, VA have an average commute time of 29.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Shenandoah County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Shenandoah County, VA is $62,149. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Shenandoah County, VA was Census Tract 404 with a value of $100,238, followed by Census Tract 403 and Census Tract 406, with respective values of $74,708 and $72,014.

Property

$247,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,921
$12,765
Median Property Taxes
±$748

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 Shenandoah County, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

72.8%
Homeownership
2022
71%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.8% of the housing units in Shenandoah County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 404
  2. Census Tract 403
  3. Census Tract 406

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Shenandoah County, VA was Census Tract 404 with a value of $100,238, followed by Census Tract 403 and Census Tract 406, with respective values of $74,708 and $72,014.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$62,149
Median Household Income
± $4,154
17.5k
Number of Households
± 918

In 2022, the median household income of the 17.5k households in Shenandoah County, VA grew to $62,149 from the previous year's value of $58,609.

The following chart displays the households in Shenandoah 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Shenandoah 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 (77.4%)
  2. Carpooled (11.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.42%)

In 2022, 77.4% of workers in Shenandoah County, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.6%) and those who worked at home (7.42%).

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

29.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Shenandoah County, VA have a longer commute time (29.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.06% of the workforce in Shenandoah 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 Shenandoah County, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Shenandoah County, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Shenandoah County, VA (5.5k out of 43.8k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

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

93.6% of the population of Shenandoah County, VA has health coverage, with 44.9% on employee plans, 18% on Medicaid, 16.5% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 2.39% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Shenandoah County, VA see 2423 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.4% increase from the previous year (2175 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2927 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1829 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,423 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Shenandoah County, VA

Primary care physicians in Shenandoah County, VA see an average of 2,423 patients per year. This represents a 11.4% increase from the previous year (2,175 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Shenandoah 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 22.8% under 18 years, 17.2% between 18 and 34 years, 38.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.43%
Uninsured
44.9%
Employer Coverage
18%
Medicaid
16.5%
Medicare
11.7%
Non-Group
2.39%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Shenandoah County, VA declined by 4.79% from 6.75% to 6.43%.

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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 Shenandoah 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 34.6% in Shenandoah County, VA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.2% in Shenandoah County, VA.

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