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Emporia is an independent city.

It is the county seat.

The community was named as a commercial center

The latitude of Emporia is 36.685N. The longitude is -77.542W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 112 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,656.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$30,333
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Emporia demographic reports
Emporia is on the Meherrin River, near the NC border.
Former and merged names include:
· Hicksford
· Belfield
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 64. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 11 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Henry Jordan, football player
Local festivals include:
  • Virginia Peanut Festival - Sept. 20-23, 2007
Dates often change. Check Emporia web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Greensville-Emporia Historical Museum

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Ancestry & family history

2% of Emporia residents report German ancestry, and 3% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Emporia ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Emporia was $15,377, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

14% of Emporia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Emporia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $325.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $748.


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Libraries in Emporia include Richardson Memorial Libraryary ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Emporia include Emporia Independent-Messenger

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Emporia City supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Emporia political report.

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The average commute time for Emporia workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Emporia include Best Western Emporia, Comfort Inn Emporia, Days Inn, Holiday Inn Express Suites Emporia, Knights Inn, Red Carpet Inn.

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