Albemarle County, VA

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2020 Population
108,819
1.32% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
39.4
0.767% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
7.67%
15.9% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$84,643
5.96% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$376,000
5.59% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
53,176
0.398% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Albemarle County, VA had a population of 109k people with a median age of 39.4 and a median household income of $84,643. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Albemarle County, VA grew from 107,405 to 108,819, a 1.32% increase and its median household income grew from $79,880 to $84,643, a 5.96% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Albemarle County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.13%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.42%), White (Hispanic) (4.11%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.56%).

None of the households in Albemarle 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.

94.4% of the residents in Albemarle County, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Albemarle County, VA are University of Virginia-Main Campus (8,547 degrees awarded in 2020) and Piedmont Virginia Community College (233116) (1,215 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Albemarle County, VA was $376,000, and the homeownership rate was 65.2%.

Most people in Albemarle County, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Albemarle County, VA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Albemarle County, VA is home to a population of 109k people, from which 94.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 10.3% of Albemarle County, VA residents were born outside of the country (11.2k people).

In 2020, there were 8.39 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (83.4k people) in Albemarle County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.94k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.9k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.4%
2020 Citizenship
94.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 94.4% of Albemarle County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Albemarle County, VA was 94.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Albemarle County, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    83.4k ± 103
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    9.94k ± 327
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    5.9k ± 276
5.76%
Hispanic Population
6.27k people

In 2020, there were 8.39 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (83.4k people) in Albemarle County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.94k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.9k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.76% of the people in Albemarle County, VA are hispanic (6.27k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    109,267 ± 8,063 people
  2. India
    94,596 ± 7,509 people
  3. Mexico
    56,409 ± 5,812 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 109,267 Virginia residents, followed by India with 94,596 and Mexico with 56,409.

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Foreign-Born Population

10.3%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
11.2k people
10.4%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
11.2k people

As of 2020, 10.3% of Albemarle County, VA residents (11.2k 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 Albemarle County, VA was 10.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,970 ± 337
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,642 ± 301
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    626 ± 147

Albemarle County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Albemarle County, VA employs 53.2k people. The largest industries in Albemarle County, VA are Educational Services (10,224 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,233 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (5,879 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($93,378), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($77,466), and Public Administration ($74,496).

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $60,365. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

53.2k
2020 Value
± 1,722
0.398%
1 Year growth
± 4.39%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Albemarle County, VA grew at a rate of 0.398%, from 53k employees to 53.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Albemarle County, VA, are Management Occupations (7,441 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (5,544 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,914 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Albemarle County, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

53.2k
2020 Value
± 1,722
0.398%
1 Year growth
± 4.39%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Albemarle County, VA grew at a rate of 0.398%, from 53k employees to 53.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Albemarle County, VA, are Educational Services (10,224 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,233 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (5,879 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Albemarle County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Albemarle 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

$53,362
Median earning men ± $2,843
$40,923
Median earning women ± $1,585

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($101,979), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($91,875), and Public Administration ($90,380).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($60,577), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($55,098), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($49,404).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Virginia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,445
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 764
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 726
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $1.32M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $856k
    Manufacturing
  3. $736k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $37.3B
  2. $28.7B
  3. $25.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $37.3B, followed by Electronics ($28.7B) and Machinery ($25.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$325B
2020 Value in Virginia
$612B
Projected 2050 Value in Virginia
88.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Virginia trade was $325B. This is expected to increase 88.1% to $612B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $25B
  2. $18.9B
  3. $13.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $25B, followed by Maryland with $18.9B and Pennsylvania and $13.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Albemarle County, VA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 65.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (32.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.57%).

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.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Albemarle County, VA awarded 9,762 degrees. The student population of Albemarle County, VA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 13,518 male students and 16,974 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Albemarle County, VA are White (5,830 and 65.4%), followed by Asian (1,022 and 11.5%), Hispanic or Latino (605 and 6.79%), and Black or African American (568 and 6.37%).

The largest universities in Albemarle County, VA by number of degrees awarded are University of Virginia-Main Campus (8,547 and 87.6%) and Piedmont Virginia Community College (233116) (1,215 and 12.4%).

The most popular majors in Albemarle County, VA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,125 and 11.5%), General Economics (535 and 5.48%), and General Business Administration & Management (535 and 5.48%).

The median tuition cost in Albemarle County, VA for a public four year colleges is $15,772 for in-state students and $49,819 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Albemarle County, VA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 22.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 41%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 30,492 (44.3% men and 55.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 30,492 students enrolled in Albemarle County, VA, 44.3% men and 55.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 17,748 records, of which 56.3% were women and 43.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 511 degree-majors awarded
  2. 346 degree-majors awarded
  3. 1,125 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Albemarle County, VA was General Economics with 511 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Albemarle County, VA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 8,547 degrees awarded
  2. 1,215 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Virginia-Main Campus with 8,547 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 4,593 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Albemarle County, VA, which is 0.889 times less than the 5,169 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 5,830 degrees mean that there were 5.7 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 1,022 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($15,772) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,123) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,800) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.823% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.842% 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 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.66M), Some college (1.42M), and Bachelors Degree (1.41M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Albemarle County, VA was $376,000 in 2020, which is 1.64 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $356,100 to $376,000, a 5.59% increase. The homeownership rate in Albemarle County, VA is 65.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Albemarle County, VA have an average commute time of 21.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Albemarle County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Albemarle County, VA is $84,643. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Albemarle County, VA was Census Tract 110 with a value of $150,682, followed by Census Tract 112.02 and Census Tract 102.02, with respective values of $131,136 and $120,050.

In 2021, 13.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Albemarle County, VA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.24%.

Property

$376,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$11,102
$27,625
Median Property Taxes
±$1,200

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 Albemarle County, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

65.2%
Homeownership
2020
68.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 65.2% of the housing units in Albemarle County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 110
  2. Census Tract 112.02
  3. Census Tract 102.02

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Albemarle County, VA was Census Tract 110 with a value of $150,682, followed by Census Tract 112.02 and Census Tract 102.02, with respective values of $131,136 and $120,050.

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

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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.
$84,643
Median Household Income
± $3,217
42.4k
Number of Households
± 1,567

In 2020, the median household income of the 42.4k households in Albemarle County, VA grew to $84,643 from the previous year's value of $79,880.

The following chart displays the households in Albemarle 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Albemarle County, VA is from Virginia.
0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.479
2019 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2020, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.181% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (73.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.8%)
  3. Carpooled (8.62%)

In 2020, 73.1% of workers in Albemarle County, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.8%) and those who carpooled to work (8.62%).

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

21.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Albemarle County, VA have a shorter commute time (21.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.62% of the workforce in Albemarle 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 Albemarle County, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Albemarle County, VA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 13.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Albemarle County, VA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.24%.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.67% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Albemarle County, VA (7.75k out of 101k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Albemarle County, 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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 7.3% of the children was living in poverty in Albemarle County, VA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 3.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 100 in Albemarle County, VA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 23.6 per 100,000 population.

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93.6% of the population of Albemarle County, VA has health coverage, with 56.1% on employee plans, 5.67% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 15.4% on non-group plans, and 2.06% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Virginia was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Albemarle County, VA see 706 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.53% increase from the previous year (669 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 976 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 696 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.7% were men and 53.3% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Virginia, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

706 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Albemarle County, VA

Primary care physicians in Albemarle County, VA see an average of 706 patients per year. This represents a 5.53% increase from the previous year (669 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Albemarle County, VA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Virginia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.5% under 18 years, 21.4% between 18 and 34 years, 36.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.7% were men and 53.3% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

6.45%
Uninsured
56.1%
Employer Coverage
5.67%
Medicaid
14.3%
Medicare
15.4%
Non-Group
2.06%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Albemarle County, VA declined by 4.08% from 6.72% to 6.45%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 23.1 in Albemarle County, VA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 23% in Albemarle County, VA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.7% in Albemarle County, VA.

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