Emporia, VA Population

By | July 1, 2019

Population: 5,665. Estimated population in July 2020: 5,587 (-1.4% change)
Males: 2,576 (45.5%), Females: 3,089 (54.5%)

Zip code: 23847

Median resident age: 38.8 years
Median household income: $30,333
Median house value: $68,700

Races in Emporia:

  • Black (56.2%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (41.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.5%)

Ancestries: United States (9.3%), English (8.5%), Irish (2.9%), German (2.0%), Subsaharan African (1.4%), Scottish (1.2%).

Elevation: 119 feet

Land area: 6.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Emporia

  • High school or higher: 58.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 14.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Emporia city

  • Never married: 26.8%
  • Now married: 45.2%
  • Separated: 6.1%
  • Widowed: 13.9%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

3.2% Foreign born (2.1% Latin America, 0.5% Asia, 0.4% Oceania).

Population change in the 1990s: +108 (+1.9%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Emporia:

  • GREENSVILLE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (214 WEAVER AVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Emporia:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Emporia:

  • RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL (about 58 miles; RICHMOND, VA; Abbreviation: RIC)
  • ROCKY MOUNT-WILSON RGNL (about 63 miles; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Abbreviation: RWI)
  • PITT-GREENVILLE (about 74 miles; GREENVILLE, NC; Abbreviation: PGV)
Other public-use airports nearest to Emporia:

  • EMPORIA-GREENSVILLE REGIONAL (about 5 miles; EMPORIA, VA; Abbreviation: EMV)
  • LAWRENCEVILLE/BRUNSWICK MUNI (about 18 miles; LAWRENCEVILLE, VA; Abbreviation: LVL)
  • HALIFAX COUNTY (about 22 miles; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Abbreviation: RZZ)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Emporia:

  • VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 37 miles; PETERSBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,641)
  • JOHN TYLER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 46 miles; CHESTER, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,520)
  • UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND (about 58 miles; RICHMOND, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,756)
  • VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY (about 60 miles; RICHMOND, VA; Full-time enrollment: 18,753)
  • J SARGEANT REYNOLDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 64 miles; RICHMOND, VA; Full-time enrollment: 4,906)
  • VANCE-GRANVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 64 miles; HENDERSON, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,076)
  • COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY (about 70 miles; WILLIAMSBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 7,133)

Schools

Public high schools in Emporia:

  • GREENSVILLE COUNTY HIGH (Students: 770; Location: 403 HARDING ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • ZION ALTERNATIVE ED (Students: 60; Location: 1314 LOWGROUND RD; Grades: 08 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Emporia:

  • GREENSVILLE ELEM (Students: 988; Location: 1101 SUSSEX DR; Grades: PK – 04)
  • EDWARD W. WYATT MIDDLE (Students: 420; Location: 206 SLAGLES LAKE RD; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • BELFIELD ELEM. (Students: 396; Location: 515 BELFIELD RD; Grades: 05 – 06)