Zip Code 23847 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameEmporia
Zip Code StateVirginia
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Greensville
Secondary County: Brunswick
Area Code434
Current Population:16962
Racial Majority:African American 61.73%
Public School Racial Majority:Black 69.2%
Unemployment Rate:13.0%
Median Household Income$36761
Average Adjusted Gross Income$36710
School Test Performance:Average
Average Commute Time20.3 Minutes
Current Time:
EDT
Time Zone:Eastern Daylight Time
Elevation Range49 - 262 ft.
Area277 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)36.71485138, -77.53327179

Zip Code 23847 Description

Zip Code 23847 is located in the state of Virginia in the Richmond metro area. Zip code 23847 is primarily located in Greensville County. Portions of 23847 are also located in Brunswick County. The official US Postal Service name for 23847 is EMPORIA, Virginia. Portions of zip code 23847 are contained within or border the city limits of Emporia, VA, . The area code for zip code 23847 is 434. 23847 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Virginia.

The current unemployment level in 23847 is 13.0% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 5.0% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 10.8% and lower than the current national unemployment rate at 13.3%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 23847 increased to 16962 from 16090 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 23847 is African American while the majority ethnicity attending 23847 public schools is Black. 71.4% of students in 23847 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 5448 34.56% 5814 -6%
 Black Or African American 9733 61.73% 10466 -7%
 Hispanic 288 1.83% 411 -30%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 26 0.16% 28 -7%
 Asian 108 0.69% 77 +40%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 5 -100%
 Other Race 15 0% 15 -100%
 Two Or More Races 146 1.03% 146 +12%

Zip Code 23847 Race/Ethnicity

 White 25.1%
 Black Or African American 69.2%
 Hispanic 3.2%
 Asian 0.8%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.1%
 Two or More Races 1.6%

Zip Code 23847 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population1696216090
Male Population58.00%
Female Population42.00%
Total Households5402
Test Score PerformanceAverage
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
71.4%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
25.0%
Median Household Income$36761
Income Under $50K Per Year64.80%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year27.20%
Income Above $100K Per Year8.00%
23847 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Virginia District 4Donald McEachinDemocrat
Virginia District 5Denver RigglemanRepublican
Related Maps: Map of All Virginia Congressional Districts

Average Real Estate Asking Price$133000
Average Real Estate Sale Price$375329
Current Unemployment Level 13.0%
Previous Month Unemployment Level5.1%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago4.4%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 7b: 5F to 10F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 7b: 5F to 10F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCfa - Humid Subtropical Climate
Ecoregion 65m - Rolling Coastal Plain
Average First Frost DatesOctober 21 - 31
Average Last Frost DatesApril 11 - 20

Zip Code 23847 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)27293644546267655946373046
Avg Max Temp (°F)49536171788689888272625370
Avg Precip (In.)43.184.183.313.943.364.564.354.223.462.993.144.64
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
CBSA Type
CBSA Population0
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours