Community Profile

The City of Emporia has a population of 5,927 (based on 2010 census).

Consisting of 6.9 Square Miles and an Elevation of 100ft. above sea level, the City is situated conveniently off of Interstate 95, US Highway 58 and Highway 301.

Basic Demographics

Measurement Source
Population (2014 Estimate) 6,153 Weldon Cooper Center
Median Household Income $32,155 U.S. Census Bureau (2009-2013)
Educational Attainment, age 25+
High school graduate or higher
Bachelor’s degree or higher

71.4%
16%
U.S. Census Bureau (2009-2013)
Labor Force (2014) 2,197 Virgina Labor Market Information (LMI)
Unemployment Rate(2014) 6.8% Virgina Labor Market Information (LMI)
Employees working in the City 2,048 Virgina Labor Market Information (LMI)
Employers in the City (2014) 240 Virgina Labor Market Information (LMI)

Population Components

Race/Ethnicity Age
White 32.7% 0-19 26.41%
Hispanic 4.4% 20-34 19.63%
Black 62.5% 35-49 18.01%
Asian 0.7% 50-64 18.9%
Other/Mixed 0.1% 65+ 16.96%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population division (2013)