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Sep 06

Demographics Continue to Change Yearly for King William County

Posted on September 6, 2022 at 12:15 PM by Percy Ashcraft

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:

Educational Attainment

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 ajplop@yahoo.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.”