Demographics Continue to Change Yearly for King William County
With the 2020 Census in everyone’s rear view mirror, our friends at vpap.org continue to monitor demographics each year that passes.
2021 estimates have been compiled for King William and all localities in the Commonwealth. The County’s estimated population is 18,171, which is an increase of 361 people or two percent from the 2020 Census.
Other numbers found in the report for King William County:
High School equivalent – 33 percent
Some College or Associate’s Degree – 37 percent
Bachelor’s Degree – 16.9 percent
Graduate or professional degree – 7.2 percent
Population By Age
24 or younger – 30.4 percent
25-44 – 26 percent
45-64 – 27.5 percent
65 and older – 16.2 percent
Income, Housing & Workplace
Median Household Income - $73,284
Median Home Value - $205,800
Median Rent - $1,076
Workforce Commuting Patterns
Work in King William County – 30.8 percent
Work elsewhere in Virginia – 68.1 percent
Home Ownership Rate
Own – 88.4 percent
Change in Housing Units
13.5 percent changed places to live
The entire report, including state and regional comparisons, can be found at: 2020 Census Lookup (vpap.org).
Demond Claiborne Making Transition from KWHS to Wake Forest University
The centerpiece of King William High School’s run to the Class 2 football championship last December tasted his first action at the collegiate level on August 29.
Freshman running back Demond Claiborne donned his Wake Forest University jersey against VMI. The Demon Deacons won 44-10 in their season opener.
Claiborne carried the ball five times for a net gain of 13 yards, with the longest pickup being seven yards. He also caught one pass for a negative five yards.
Five different running backs carried the ball for Wake Forest. It was good to see Claiborne be part of the early-season rotation.
What a proud moment for him, his family, and all supporters of the King William High School football program!
NAACP Branch Hosting Community Event with Veterans Administration and Disabled American Veterans - September 28
The Veterans Administration (VA) and Disabled American Veterans (DAV) will conduct a VA Claims Clinic and Benefit Information Session on Wednesday, September 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the NAACP King William Branch, located at 694 Sharon Road – Suite K.
Topics of discussion will include:
- Changes in VA Policy and Processes
- Health Care Eligibility/Caregivers Program
- Women’s Veterans Program
- Burial and Memorial Benefits
Veterans who are interested in filing a claim should bring their DD-214 and recent VA decision letter.
All military veterans, spouses, and dependents are encouraged to attend. Contact Lonnie O. Pierce,, Sr. at (410) 991-5871 or email@example.com for more information.
V3 Program Helping with the Push to Return Veterans to the Workplace
Another push to help service members and their families enter the workforce is available through the Virginia Values Veterans or V3 program.
Daniel Gade is the Commissioner appointed by Governor Youngkin to run the program. He recently told Richmond.com, “There’s a serious talent war going on right now, and we think our program illustrates that veterans can be part of the solution.”
V3 has helped more than 90,000 veterans and military families since its 2012 launch. The Virginia program started with 63 employers, such as Walmart, coming on board as certified partners. There are now over 2,000.
Among the opportunities are V3’s Hire Vets Now Fellowship, which provides job training and skills certifications for people about to leave military service.
Reporter Lyndon German contributed to this report.
Three Rivers Health District Issues Statement
The Three Rivers Health District issued the following statement on Friday, September 2:
“The FDA and CDC have moved to authorize administration of the COVID-19 bivalent vaccine booster shots from Pfizer for individuals 12 and over and from Moderna to all individuals 18 and older. We have ordered vaccine, and we expect to receive it next week. The original vaccine is now to be used for the 2 shot initial vaccination series only. We are awaiting more specific guidance from the VDH concerning the new vaccines. We will be offering booster appointments with the new vaccines as soon as we are able to do so. VDH especially emphasizes the importance of boosters for the elderly, immunocompromised, and chronically ill individuals who remain particularly vulnerable to serious COVID-19 disease.”