Giles County, VA

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2022 Population
16,711
0.316% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
45.4
0.665% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.66%
5.86% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$61,987
7.04% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$141,900
6.13% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Giles County, VA had a population of 16.7k people with a median age of 45.4 and a median household income of $61,987. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Giles County, VA declined from 16,764 to 16,711, a −0.316% decrease and its median household income grew from $57,911 to $61,987, a 7.04% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Giles County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.26%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.13%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.975%), and White (Hispanic) (0.784%).

None of the households in Giles 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.

99.7% of the residents in Giles County, VA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Giles County, VA was $141,900, and the homeownership rate was 77.7%.

Most people in Giles County, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29 minutes. The average car ownership in Giles County, VA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Giles County, VA is home to a population of 16.7k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.5% of Giles County, VA residents were born outside of the country (250 people).

In 2022, there were 41.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.8k people) in Giles County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 377 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 188 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2022 Citizenship
99.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.7% of Giles County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Giles 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 Giles County, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    15.8k ± 41
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    377 ± 94
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    188 ± 85.5
1.91%
Hispanic Population
319 people

In 2022, there were 41.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.8k people) in Giles County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 377 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 188 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.91% of the people in Giles County, VA are hispanic (319 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
250 people
1.22%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
205 people

As of 2022, 1.5% of Giles County, VA residents (250 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 Giles County, VA was 1.22%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    252 ± 88
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    171 ± 78
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    80 ± 44

Giles County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.47 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Giles County, VA employs 7.46k people. The largest industries in Giles County, VA are Manufacturing (1,493 people), Educational Services (1,143 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (878 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($90,469), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($77,813), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($76,583).

Occupations

7.46k
2022 Value
± 629
−2.56%
1 Year decline
± 12%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Giles County, VA declined at a rate of −2.56%, from 7.65k employees to 7.46k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Giles County, VA, are Production Occupations (1,041 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (731 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (683 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Giles County, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.46k
2022 Value
± 629
−2.56%
1 Year decline
± 12%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Giles County, VA declined at a rate of −2.56%, from 7.65k employees to 7.46k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Giles County, VA, are Manufacturing (1,493 people), Educational Services (1,143 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (878 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Giles County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Giles 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

$52,537
Median earning men ± $2,870
$33,855
Median earning women ± $3,254

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($94,653), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($67,721), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($60,357).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($68,796), Wholesale Trade ($55,469), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,792).

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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. 97
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 74
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  3. 72
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Giles County, VA went to Donald J. Trump with 74.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (23.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.36%).

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

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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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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 Giles County, VA was $141,900 in 2022, which is 0.503 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $133,700 to $141,900, a 6.13% increase. The homeownership rate in Giles County, VA is 77.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Giles County, VA have an average commute time of 29 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Giles County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Giles County, VA is $61,987. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Giles County, VA was Census Tract 9301 with a value of $67,482, followed by Census Tract 9302 and Census Tract 9303, with respective values of $67,396 and $61,950.

Property

$141,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,562
$5,323
Median Property Taxes
±$493

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

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Rent vs Own

77.7%
Homeownership
2022
65.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.7% of the housing units in Giles County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9301
  2. Census Tract 9302
  3. Census Tract 9303

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Giles County, VA was Census Tract 9301 with a value of $67,482, followed by Census Tract 9302 and Census Tract 9303, with respective values of $67,396 and $61,950.

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

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Household Income

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$61,987
Median Household Income
± $3,840
6.85k
Number of Households
± 542

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.85k households in Giles County, VA grew to $61,987 from the previous year's value of $57,911.

The following chart displays the households in Giles 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Giles 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 (85.5%)
  2. Carpooled (9.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (1.9%)

In 2022, 85.5% of workers in Giles County, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.8%) and those who worked at home (1.9%).

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 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Giles County, VA have a longer commute time (29 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.07% of the workforce in Giles 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 Giles County, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Giles County, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.66% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Giles County, VA (1.6k out of 16.5k 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 65 - 74 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Giles County, VA is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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 Giles County, VA has health coverage, with 54% on employee plans, 10.5% on Medicaid, 21.2% on Medicare, 7.24% on non-group plans, and 0.658% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Giles County, VA see 2787 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.713% decrease from the previous year (2807 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2777 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 5554 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,787 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Giles County, VA

Primary care physicians in Giles County, VA see an average of 2,787 patients per year. This represents a 0.713% decrease from the previous year (2,807 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Giles 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 21.6% under 18 years, 17.3% between 18 and 34 years, 40% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.41%
Uninsured
54%
Employer Coverage
10.5%
Medicaid
21.2%
Medicare
7.24%
Non-Group
0.658%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Giles County, VA declined by 24.1% from 8.45% to 6.41%.

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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 Giles County, VA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

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 34.3% in Giles County, VA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.21% in Giles County, VA.

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