Congressional District 9, VA

Congressional District

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2020 Population
705,034
0.391% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
US Representative
Morgan Griffith
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
43.5
0.928% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
17.9%
3.4% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$46,258
2.5% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$129,800
3.51% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Congressional District 9, VA had a population of 705k people with a median age of 43.5 and a median household income of $46,258. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Congressional District 9, VA declined from 707,798 to 705,034, a −0.391% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,131 to $46,258, a 2.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 9, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.18%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.46%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.46%), and White (Hispanic) (1.43%).

4.04% of the households in Congressional District 9, 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.

98.4% of the residents in Congressional District 9, VA are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Congressional District 9, VA was $129,800, and the homeownership rate was 71.2%. Most people in Congressional District 9, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Congressional District 9, VA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Congressional District 9, VA is home to a population of 705k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.74% of Congressional District 9, VA residents were born outside of the country (19.3k people).

In 2020, there were 17.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (628k people) in Congressional District 9, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 36.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 10.3k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Congressional District 9, VA are Spanish (12,541 households), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (2,879 households), and Arabic (1,269 households).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 9, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    628k ± 1.35k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    36.5k ± 1.06k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    10.3k ± 501
2.41%
Hispanic Population
17k people

In 2020, there were 17.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (628k people) in Congressional District 9, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 36.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 10.3k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.41% of the people in Congressional District 9, VA are hispanic (17k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Congressional District 9, VA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    12,541 households (1.86%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    2,879 households (0.428%)
  3. Arabic
    1,269 households (0.189%)

4.04% of the households in Congressional District 9, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. 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.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Congressional District 9, VA was Spanish. 1.86% of the households in Congressional District 9, VA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.74%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
19.3k people
2.59%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
18.3k people

As of 2020, 2.74% of Congressional District 9, VA residents (19.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Congressional District 9, VA was 2.59%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

44
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
40
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.6

In 2020, the median age of all people in Congressional District 9, VA was 43.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Congressional District 9, VA are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Congressional District 9, VA residents was 43.

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Citizenship

98.4%
2020 Citizenship
98.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.4% of Congressional District 9, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Congressional District 9, VA was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    16,544 ± 781
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    5,997 ± 582
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,357 ± 563

Congressional District 9, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.76 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Congressional District 9, VA is $46,258. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Congressional District 9, VA was Congressional District 10, VA with a value of $132,276, followed by Congressional District 11, VA and Congressional District 8, VA, with respective values of $117,382 and $111,224.

The economy of Congressional District 9, VA employs 291k people. The largest industries in Congressional District 9, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (42,124 people), Manufacturing (40,225 people), and Educational Services (37,836 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,146), Utilities ($51,026), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($46,422).

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,258
2020 value
± $675
2.5%
1 Year Growth
± 2.02%

Households in Congressional District 9, VA have a median annual income of $46,258, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $45,131 in 2019, which represents a 2.5% annual growth.

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Males 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Congressional District 9, VA (120k out of 671k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    103,383 ± 2,437
  2. Black
    8,711 ± 849
  3. Hispanic
    4,674 ± 552

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Congressional District 9, 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

291k
2020 Value
± 4,198
−0.236%
1 Year decline
± 1.94%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Congressional District 9, VA declined at a rate of −0.236%, from 292k employees to 291k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Congressional District 9, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (31,543 people), Sales & Related Occupations (28,305 people), and Production Occupations (26,164 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Congressional District 9, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Congressional District 9, VA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (31,543 people), Sales & Related Occupations (28,305 people), and Production Occupations (26,164 people).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Congressional District 9, VA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,404), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($65,893), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($62,125).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

291k
2020 Value
± 4,198
−0.236%
1 Year decline
± 1.94%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Congressional District 9, VA declined at a rate of −0.236%, from 292k employees to 291k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Congressional District 9, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (42,124 people), Manufacturing (40,225 people), and Educational Services (37,836 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Congressional District 9, VA, though some of these residents may live in Congressional District 9, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Congressional District 9, VA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (42,124 people), Manufacturing (40,225 people), and Educational Services (37,836 people).

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Congressional District 9, VA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,146), Utilities ($51,026), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($46,422).

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Virginia went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 54.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (44%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.45%). The most partisan county was Petersburg County, VA with 87.7% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

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.

Congressional District 9, VA is currently represented by Morgan Griffith in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Joseph R Biden Jr.
Popular Vote for Virginia
54.1% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Virginia
  1. 87.7% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  2. 87.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 85.5% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Virginia was Petersburg County, VA with 87.7% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Virginia colored by their party leaning.

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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 Congressional District 9, VA

Morgan Griffith
District 9 Representative
Republican Party

Congressional District 9, VA is currently represented by Morgan Griffith (Republican Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Congressional District 9, VA have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Congressional District 9, VA was $129,800 in 2020, which is 0.565 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $125,400 to $129,800, a 3.51% increase. The homeownership rate in Congressional District 9, VA is 71.2%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Congressional District 9, VA have an average commute time of 23.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Congressional District 9, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$129,800
2020 Median
± $2,030
$125,400
2019 Median
± $1,989

In 2020, the median property value in Congressional District 9, VA grew to to $129,800 from the previous year's value of $125,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Congressional District 9, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Congressional District 9, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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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.
$46,258
Median Household Income
± $675
283k
Number of Households
± 3,825

In 2020, the median household income of the 283k households in Congressional District 9, VA grew to $46,258 from the previous year's value of $45,131.

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 9, 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Congressional District 9, VA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Congressional District 9, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

71.2%
2020 Homeownership
70.9%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 71.2% of the housing units in Congressional District 9, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Congressional District 9, VA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

23.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Congressional District 9, VA have a shorter commute time (23.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.07% of the workforce in Congressional District 9, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (82.7%)
  2. Carpooled (8.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.39%)

In 2020, 82.7% of workers in Congressional District 9, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.7%) and those who worked at home (4.39%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 9, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Congressional District 9, VA have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

Health Care Coverage

8.46%
Uninsured
43.7%
Employer Coverage
15.6%
Medicaid
18.3%
Medicare
11.7%
Non-Group
2.28%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Congressional District 9, VA declined by 5.84% from 8.99% to 8.46%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Congressional District 9, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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