Population

Population by Age

Population by Race and Ethnicity

Unemployment

Education

Educational Attainment

Population 18 to 24 years:

Less than high school graduate: 17.5%

High school graduate (includes equivalency): 46.0%

Some college or Associate’s degree: 30.2%

Bachelor’s degree or higher: 6.3%

Population 25 years and over:

Less than 9th grade: 3.6%

9th to 12th grade, no diploma: 7.9%

High school graduate (includes equivalency): 39.5%

Some college, no degree: 24.3%

Associate’s degree: 5.4%

Bachelor’s degree: 13.1%

Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%

On-time graduation rate:

Class of 2008 – 68.0%

Class of 2010 – 77.4%

Class of 2012 – 82.3%

Sources: Census Fact Finder and Virginia Department of Education

Health

Death rate per 1,000 population:

Dinwiddie: 9.0

Virginia: 7.5

US: 8

Total Pregnancies Total Live Births Induced Pregnancy Terminations Natural Deaths Total Infant Deaths
295 258 30 7 5

 

Teen pregnancy rate (per 1,000 females) ages 10-17:

2000 – 6.7

2005 – 5.5

2011 – 8.5

Percent of low-weight births (less than 5.5 pounds): 

2000 – 10.2%

2005 – 12.4%

2011 – 4.4%

Percent of women who received prenatal care in the first 13 weeks:

2000 – 89.4%

2005 – 92.9%

2011 – 93.8%

Percent of births to single mothers:

2000 – 39.4%

2005 – 34.1%

2011 – 47.2%

Percent of births to mothers with less than a 12th grade education:

2000 – 18.3%

2005 – 12.4%

2011 – 13.7%

Health Snapshot

Source: The Division of Health Statistics at the Virginia Department of Health

Opportunity Map

Quick Look

Population Estimate: 27,994

Median Age: 40.8

Median Household Income: $51,582

Educational Attainment: 79.2% high school graduate or higher

Number of Companies: 1,316

Individuals Below Poverty Level: 12.9%

Additional Data Sources

Poverty

Percent of population living in poverty

2010 – 11.8%

2011 – 12.3%

2012 – 13.1%

Percent of students approved for free or reduced price school lunches

2000 – 31.5%

2006 – 38.3%

2013 – 50.1%

Sources: American Community Survey 5-year Estimates and Virginia Department of Education School Nutrition Program

Employment

25 Largest Employers:

  1. Wal Mart
  2. Southside Virginia Training Center
  3. Central State Hospital
  4. Dinwiddie County School Board
  5. Integrity Staffing Solutions
  6. Amazon Com KYDC, Inc.
  7. Chaparral
  8. Dinwiddie Board of Supervisors
  9. Hiram W. Davis Medical Center
  10. Tindall Concrete Products
  11. Food Lion
  12. Richard Bland College
  13. Humana Insurance Company
  14. Wallace Fences
  15. VDOT
  16. Bank of Southside Virginia
  17. Virginia Motorsports Park
  18. Bank of McKenney
  19. Hillcrest Transportation, Inc.
  20. Hardee’s
  21. Olympic Mill Services
  22. Vulcan Materials Company
  23. Time Enterprises, Inc.
  24. Home Care Connection
  25. McCray Electric Company

Source: Virginia Employment Commission, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW), 3rd Quarter (July, August, September) 2013.