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Encyclopedia > Emporia, Virginia

Emporia is an independent city located within the confines of Greensville County in Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 5,665. The Bureau_of_Economic_Analysis combines the city of Emporia with surrounding Greensville county for statistical purposes. It is the county seat of Greensville County6. It is the home of NASCAR drivers Elliott Sadler and Hermie Sadler. An independent city is a city in the United States of America that does not belong to any county, but rather interacts directly with the state government. ... Greensville County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Official languages English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that provides a comprehensive statistical picture of the economy of the United States. ... A county seat is a town which is the capital of a county. ... Greensville County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... NASCAR logo The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... Elliott Sadler (left) talking with teammate Dale Jarrett. ... Hermie Sadler (born April 24, 1969) is a race car driver from Emporia, Virginia, USA. Hermie currently drives the 92 Taco Bell Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series part time (But the #92 is a full time team with multiple drivers). ...


Geography

Location of Emporia, Virginia

Emporia is located at 36°41'34" North, 77°32'17" West (36.693018, -77.53809)1. Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias VA county maps by Seth Ilys. ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.1 km² (7.0 mi²). 17.8 km² (6.9 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.00% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 5,665 people, 2,226 households, and 1,406 families residing in the city. The population density is 317.5/km² (821.9/mi²). There are 2,412 housing units at an average density of 135.2/km² (349.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 42.45% White, 56.15% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. 1.48% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Hispanic, as used in the United States, is one of several terms used to categorize US citizens, permanent residents and temporary immigrants, whose background hail either from the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America or relating to a Spanish-speaking culture. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 2,226 households out of which 29.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.5% are married couples living together, 21.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.8% are non-families. 32.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 17.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.43 and the average family size is 3.05. Marriage is a relationship and bond between individuals that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 83.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 78.1 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $30,333, and the median income for a family is $35,743. Males have a median income of $27,772 versus $21,657 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,377. 16.0% of the population and 11.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 21.5% of those under the age of 18 and 14.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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Encyclopedia: Emporia, Virginia (3293 words)
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An independent city in Virginia may serve as the county seat of an adjacent county, even though the city by definition is not part of that county.
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